Jamshed J Irani Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Father: Jiji Dhunjibhoy Irani
Wife: Daisy Irani
Education: PhD In Metallurgy

Jamshed J Irani

Full nameJamshed Jiji Irani [1]The Economic Times
Names earnedSteel man of India [2]The Indian Express
Famous forBeing the former Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Conferred the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II (1997)
• India's third-highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the Indian government (2007)
• Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of India (2008)
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 June 1936 (Tuesday)
BirthplaceNagpur District, Central Provinces & Berar, British India (now Nagpur, Maharashtra, India)
Date of Death31 October 2022
Place of DeathJamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Age (at the time of death)86 Years
Death CauseNatural causes [3]The Times of India
Zodiac signGemini
Nationality• British Indian (1936-1947)
• Indian (1947-2022)
HometownJamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
College/University• Science College Nagpur
• Nagpur University
• University of Sheffield, UK
Educational Qualification(s)• B.Sc
• M.Sc Geology
• Master in Metallurgy
• PhD in Metallurgy [4]The Economic Times
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage Date17 September 1971
Wife/SpouseDaisy Irani
Jamshed J Irani with his wife
ChildrenSon- 1
• Zubin J. Irani (engineer, businessman)
Zubin Irani, son of Jamshed Irani
Daughter(s)- 2
• Niloufer J. Irani (elder, HR)
• Tanaaz J. Irani
Tanaaz Irani (left) with her elder sister
ParentsFather- Jiji Dhunjibhoy Irani
Mother- Khorshed (Guzder) Irani
SiblingsSister- Diana Hormusjee

Jamshed J Irani during an event

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jamshed Irani

  • Jamshed Irani was an Indian industrialist who was the managing director of Tata Steel Limited. He died on 31 October 2022 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India due to natural causes.
  • After completing his formal education in 1963 in the United Kingdom, Jamshed Irani joined the British Iron and Steel Research Association (BISRA), where he worked as a senior scientific officer till 1968. While working at BISRA, Jamshed was given a promotion and made the head of the Physical Metallurgy Division (PMD).
  • In 1968, he left BISRA and moved to India from the UK and joined the Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO); the company was renamed in 2005 as Tata Steel Limited. He initially worked there as an assistant to the Director-in-Charge of Research and Development.
  • In 1978, Jamshed Irani was promoted and made the General Superintendent (GS) of TISCO and a year later, he became the General Manager (GM) of the company.
  • In 1981, Jamshed Irani became a member of the board of Tata Iron and Steel Company.
  • In 1985, Jamshed Irani was appointed as the president of Tata Iron and Steel Company.
  • Every year since 1987, Jamshed Irani along with his sister Diana Hormusjee organised the Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament, a cricket tournament, which is hosted every year by the Zoroastrian Club of Secunderabad in memory of their father.
  • From 1988 to 1992, Jamshed Irani worked at Tata Iron and Steel Company as a Joint Managing Director (JMD).
  • In 1992, Jamshed Irani was given a promotion and made the Managing Director (MD) of Tata Iron and Steel Company. He worked as the MD of the company till his retirement in 2001.
  • In the same year, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) appointed him as its national president.
  • In 1993, Tata Iron and Steel Company appointed Jamshed Irani as a member of the board of Tata Motors following which he was appointed as the director of Tata Sons Private Limited.
  • In 1996, the Royal Academy of Engineering appointed Jamshed Irani as an International Fellow.
  • In 2003, based on the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Jamshed Irani founded the Tata Education Excellence Program.
  • The Government of India appointed Jamshed Irani as the chairman of its Expert Committee on Company Law in 2004.
  • In 2011, at the age of 75, Jamshed Irani retired from all the boards of the Tata Group following which he was appointed as the director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Lucknow.
  • While giving an interview, his wife and daughter said that whenever the family went on a vacation, Jamshed Irani would collect antique coins and stamps and bring them back to their house. Talking about it, the duo said,

    Jamshed collects a lot of things on our vacations together. He has got at least 300 key chains, each a souvenir of a place we have vacationed at! Apparently key chains are not all he collects but also stamps, an enviable readers’ digest collection, photographs of family trips..!”

  • Reportedly, Jamshed Irani was a sports lover and followed sports like football and cricket.
  • On the night of 31 October 2022, Jamshed Irani died due to natural causes at Tata Main Hospital (TMH) in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. [5]The Times of India [6]Mint In its official announcement, Tata Steel said,

    The Steel Man of India passes away. It is with profound grief that Tata Steel informs of the demise of Padma Bhushan Dr Jamshed J Irani. He passed away on October 31, 2022 at 10 PM at TMH (Tata Main Hospital) in Jamshedpur. Tata Steel family offers its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”