Anup Jalota & Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata

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Anup Jalota & Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata

Anup Jalota

Born: 29 July 1953

  • He is an Indian singer and musician, best known for his performances in the Hindu devotional music, bhajan, and the Urdu form of poetry, ghazal.
  • He is popularly known as the “Bhajan Samraat” (Emperor of Bhajans).
  • Padma Shri for 2012 has been conferred upon him in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal by Government of India.
  • He was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss 12.
  • He started his musical career as a chorus singer in All India Radio.
  • He is usually backed by the santoor layer, dholak player, sarod layer, sarangi player, violinist, sitar player, tabla player, and guitarist.
  • Some of his popular bhajans include Aisi Lagi Lagan, Main Nahi Makhan Khayo, Rang De Chunariya, Jag Me Sundar Hai Do Naam, and Chadariya Jhini Re Jhini.
  • He was also the presenter of the program Dharam Aur Hum, telecast on Star Plus from 2002 to 2005.

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Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata

Born: 29 July 1904

Died: 29 November 1993

  • He was a French-born Indian aviator, entrepreneur, chairman of Tata Group and the shareholder of Tata Sons.
  • Born into the Tata family of India, he was the son of noted businessman Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and his wife Suzanne Brière.
  • His mother was the first woman in India to drive a car and, in 1929, he became the first licensed pilot in India.
  • He is also best known for being the founder of several industries under the Tata Group, including Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Tata Salt, Voltas, and Air India.
  • In 1983, he was awarded the French Legion of Honour and in 1955 and 1992, he received two of India’s highest civilian awards the Padma Vibhushan and the Bharat Ratna.
  • These honors were bestowed on him for his contributions to the Indian industry.
  • He received a number of awards.
  • He was conferred the honorary rank of group captain by the Indian Air Force in 1948, was promoted to the Air Commodore rank (equivalent to Brigadier in the army) on 4 October 1966 and was further promoted on 1 April 1974 to the Air Vice Marshal rank.
  • Several international awards for aviation were given to him – The Tony Jannus Award in March 1979, the Gold Air Medal of the Federation Aeronautique International in 1985, the Edward Warner Award of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Canada in 1986 and the Daniel Guggenheim Medal in 1988.
  • In the same year, he also bestowed with the United Nations Population Award for his crusading endeavors towards initiating and successfully implementing the family planning movement in India, much before it became official government policy.
  • In his memory, the Government of Maharashtra named its first double-decker bridge the Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Overbridge at Kasarwadi Phata, Pune.

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