5 Entrepreneur Stories from Indian History Can Motivate You to Start Up

5 Entrepreneur Stories from Indian History Can Motivate You to Start Up
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In Oct’2015 I had started my blogging carrier and founded Tune Up Success (formally Share Of Heart in Word press).Till my journey continue with lot of failure and learning to full fill my dream as an entrepreneur.

Before I start-up and till now, I use to read lot of failure and success stories of successful entrepreneurs.

The stories of 5 famous Indian Entrepreneur motivate me a lot.  Here are those all in brief for you.

Jamshedji Tata (1839-1904)


When you have to give the lead in action, in ideas – a lead which does not fit in with the very climate of opinion – that is true courage, physical or mental or spiritual, call it what you like, and it is this type of courage and vision that Jamsetji Tata showed. It is right that we should honor his memory and remember him as one of the big founders of modern India.

— Jawaharlal Nehru

The founder of the Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate which employs more than four lakh people and with revenue of over $83 billion.

He started out by setting up cotton mills in Bombay and then Nagpur. His dream was to set-up an iron and steel company, a science institution, a world-class hotel, and a hydro-electric plant.

He only fulfilled one of these dreams in his lifetime: the Taj Mahal hotel, near the Gateway of India close to the Mumbai shoreline. According to legend he wanted to found a world-class hotel because when he was denied entry to a luxury hotel when he was visiting another country. Now, the Taj Mahal hotel is one of the most renowned in the world.

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Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata ( 1904-1993)


If Jamsetji Tata started it, then J.R.D. Tata was the one who turned the Tata Group into an incredible success. J.R.D. Tata was also the one who fulfilled Jamsetji’s final three wishes. Currently, the Tata Group owns and operates

  • Tata Steel – Asia’s first and India’s largest steel company. It is also the fifth largest steel company in the world, producing over 28 million tons per year.
  • Indian Institute of Sciences – India’s pre-eminent research institution for science and engineering.
  • Tata Power – India’s largest private electric power company.

JRD Tata was an aviator and was India’s first licensed pilot. He set up India’s first commercial airline company known as Tata Airlines in 1932 which was rechristened as Air India in 1946 and is now India’s national airline. For his achievement in business he was awarded the highest civilian award of India: Bharat Ratna

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Dhirubhai Ambani ( 1932-2002)

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

                                                                                                                  — Dhirubhai Ambani”


Dhirubhai Ambani is the most famous businessman in all of India. Even a five-year-old knows about him – or at least will recognize his last name. Ambani’s journey took him from his life as a student in the dusty lanes of a small village in Gujarat to the major seaport city of Aden and finally to Bombay where he become the doyen of the Indian industry.

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Though he wanted to continue his studies after finishing school, Dhirubhai could not afford to do so. So, he instead went to Aden, Yemen to earn money and improve his financial condition. In Aden he worked as a clerk for a trading firm. In those days, Aden was the second-busiest port in the world, and traders from across the world came here for business. He learned the ins and outs of trading and read every thing that he could lay his hands on.

When British rule in Yemen came to an end, many Indian expatriates went either to Britain in search of better life or came back in India. Dhirubhai choose the latter and started his first business, Majin, with a cousin. He then quickly launched out on his own, founding Reliance Industries in 1966. As of now, the joint fortune of his family tops out at 60 billion dollars, making them one of the wealthiest families in the world. As of 2012, Reliance employs over 85,000 people and is responsible for over 5% of India’s tax revenue.

Undoubtedly, he is the most famous Indian businessman of all time.

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 Ghanshyam Das Birla (1894-1983)

Inheriting his family’s money-lending business, Birla diversified into manufacturing. He moved to Calcutta to set up a textiles business, much to the displeasure of European and British merchants in the area, who did their best to shut Birla’s business down. Birla had to overcome not only resistance from established players but also the biased policies of the British government which discriminated against Bengali traders.

In the 1940s, Birla purchased Hindustan Motors and continued to diversify his business, investing in tea, cement, chemicals, and rayon. He was also the first Indian to found a commercial bank, the United Commercial Bank Limited. Now Aditya Birla group operates in more than 33 countries, employs over 133,000 people and has annual revenues of over $35 billion.

Birla also founded the Birla Engineering College – now the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, which is now one of the nation’s best engineering schools.

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Ardeshir Godrej (1868-1936)


Ardeshir Godrej started out by studying law, but didn’t find much success as a lawyer. So, he went to Bombay and worked as an assistant to a chemist. Because of his great business sense of business, he saw everything as a business opportunity.

Taking a loan from his father’s friend he started to manufacture medical equipment used in surgery, such as scalpels, surgeon’s scissors, forceps, etc. When he was satisfied that the quality of his equipment was world-class, he approached the boss of the company he was working for. His boss thought the equipment was great, but rejected the “Made in India” label, believing that it wouldn’t hurt the marketing. Adershir wouldn’t budge and the venture never materialized.

Later, one morning he read in the newspaper that burglary rates in Bombay were increasing and that locks weren’t working as well as they should. He saw that as a business opportunity and started to research lock making. This venture was so successful he is now known as the lock-master of India.

Then he also made the first soap ever without animal fat: Cinthol, which is still used by millions of people.

The locks made his company famous and now the Godrej group has diversified itself in the business of real estate, appliances, security, FMCG products, etc.

Source : Wikipedia

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Sudipta Kr Maiti-An Engineer- a father-a common man-with -common-life experience- the mind behind Tune Up Success. Want to inspire you with simplicity and openness and promise to enhance your efficiency and capabilities towards success. Welcome, Happy Tuning..!!
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