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Sir Nowroji Saklatwala

sir nowroji saklatwalsSir Nowroji Saklatwala (1875 - 1938) was the non-Tata chairman of the Tata group from 1932 till his sudden in 1938 death due to heart attack.

He was son of Bapuji Saklatwala and Virbaiji Tata. His mother Virbaiji Tata was sister of Jamshetji Tata.[2] He completed his studies from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai[3] and joined business in 1899 and worked closely with Dorabji Tata.[4] When Dorabji died in 1932, he became the Chairman of the Tata group, who had task of consolidation of group after Great Deepression.

He also was closely connected with Indian cricket and had played for Parsees team during year 1904-05. But left playing active cricket due to his business pre-occupations. As a cricket player he represented the Parsees against the Europeans in 1904.

He was the first Chairman of Cricket Club of India since its inception in 1933, till his death in 1938 and was instrumental in development of Brabourne Stadium, for which he also donated a large sum of money.

09.09.2012. 16:56


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