Ad Here  
The brown list of Venkitaramanan An enemy’s enemy is a friend Welcome focus on core competence The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Where a state respects its litterateurs… S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Revving up the manufacturing sector TGS- The king storyteller Breaththrough in malaria control A more liberated TN… Fuel for thought An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Why land prices zoom in TN? Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Nuclear power at the nucleus to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... For whom the bell tolls? Moily’s bold thrust CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Haul over the coal How Air-India loses customs... More tributes to GR Modi and the lady An inexplicable neglect A yen for wastage… Shanti and Sadhana through Music Which side are you, Montek? Poor quality of university VCs Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Should we change the official year? Banning booze... …and of a popular trade leader L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Secularism and anti-Hinduism The Gulf aviation boom Editor's Says London, London Narayan Towards speedy justice Delhi is distant Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Revive development banks... The star of Spencers is no more The Jan Dhan bonanza Sri Lanka votes for change SoA @ 80 Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Tatas moving out of urea production... Shale gas and its shallow future The rise and rise of KCP Maximising the micro pricing … IPL - no surprise this scam Tough task taking states together Parliament in paralysis... More heat than light Boy, can you beat these? Quality education through the PPP mode Music happens A proud Madrasi Excel Generators provide the vital back-up CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Readers' Mail Kudos to NDTV... Airlines in India: cost and space When nations steal growth from one another… Come elections, come advertisements... PC’s preference for professionals China invests in India Robber barons everywhere Noble nonagenarians... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Telangana in top gear… Delhi Chalo... The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu More Shakthi to Das’ elbow West Bengal: mindless malignancy For whom the MIDS bell tolls? EVM is tamper-proof Lalu’s envy, India’s pride A glass full of corruption TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Gay abandon in pricing Muffled voices for merit… Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Tax agriculture Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Shipping woes of Chennai companies MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Protest masters... Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Tribute Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Things happen by accident and not by design... Demise of a media baron... Modi storms Silicon Valley B H Kothari - a tribute When Ratan Tata visited SRM Return to king coal for urea... When small is no larger beautiful.. Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Strengthen the base... Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Kinetic Karnataka Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW The balancing act Mu Sigma – is no more GNS - 100: our first subscriber ONGC at KG Basin Valli, they are more marginalised Rahman at CIC No Maha Koottani in TN... He continues the focus on social amelioration Roaring Ro-Ro facility There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Another Indian music maestro at the UN Tatas moving out of urea production... Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet The why of tax incentives CII projects higher growth… Welcome GST Put expensive assets created to use... The nuclear option Discoms deserve better… Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Fortune for Indian Airlines Waning interest in public discussions… Polls and promises Fortune 500 review Why this malaise in medical education? Build close rapport with business leaders Remembering Indira Sivasailam... The few handicaps... The sea- saw battle continues... GM Technology at last! Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Intellectual of rare qualities Cement prices continue to rise… Auto components surge… Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector A welcome initiative by the judiciary TELANGANA at last…BUT Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Alexa – Talking Wikipedia A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Medical costs hit the roof... Preserving for the future Five star activism stalls development activity Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Paytm karo... Cutting the nose to spite the face Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Road development slows down Align crops to agro climate endowments… IAS invades NDDB... This scant respect for Law Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform The Swadeshi Trump Wise Presidents Sweet news for TN sugar mills Vibrant Gujarat More Shakti to resource mobilisation... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Streamlining mandatory third party cover Mersal magnified TIAM turns a full cycle Making ‘my Amaravati’... PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Quality silica from Neyveli The power-full Hindujas IPL type auction for VCs? Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Convulsions in The Hindu Plummeting profits of PSBs A friendly business group Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik EEC at the National Media Centre Delhi is distant… Building loyalty through the stomach Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara When the President was rendered homeless… Pharma – overdose of copying Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Solar, solar everywhere … A professional at the helm of IRDA... Funding the un-funded Adharma of opposition politics Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model A think tank for Chennai Gas is the way forward The rise and fall of Annamalai University Tribute – M V Murugappan Solar thermal shines… Contrarian cousins Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Silver Years of Madras Musings Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Editor's Notes Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Delhi returns to BJP Kulandai was a giant R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Small units prefers to remain small... Make standards certification mandatory... Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Where is Rajaji? Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Sweeter prospects for sugar He saved millions from starvation... Engineering seats go abegging When online building permits work…. A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Multi-faceted Venkat No engine for this car Russi Mody – a tribute When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's
Russi Mody – a tribute

Russi Mody (RM), son of Sir Homi Mody, Governor of Bombay Presidency and UP and brother of Parliamentarian Piloo Mody, passed away on 16 May at the age of 96.

RM joined Tata Steel in 1939 at the age of 21 and retired as chairman in 1993 serving a total of 53 years. Old timers refer with nostalgia to his rich contribution to the transformation of Jamshedpur (JSR) into a famous industrial town. His varied interests included sports. He set up the Tata Football Academy in 1987. Tata Sports Academy groomed several sportspersons who won national and international acclaim.

RM had to quit Tata Steel after Ratan Tata set 75 as the limit for one serving on the board of a Tata company and obviously was not happy. Much was expected of him when he was appointed chairman of Air-India and Indian Airlines. Quite disappointingly, he could not make much contribution. His tenure was marked by bitter differences with the government . At 81, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from JSR, but lost.

RM, groomed succession of steel managers at Tata Steel and is remembered as a colourful, multi-faceted leader. Sadly, in line with the Indian psyche, he failed to retire gracefully.

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236