Father's Day is celebrated every year on 18 June to show love and appreciation to all fathers, father figures and fathers in the world. The father's feelings are not always expressed, but his love and support for his children will last them a lifetime. Many children look up to the dreams and accomplishments of their fathers, but very few continue on with their legacy. Let's take a look at some of the father-son business duos that are most inspirational this Father's Day.
- Jamsetji Tata
Jamsetji Tata, who is known as "Father Indian Industry", was born March 3, 1839. His most notable achievement is the founding of the Tata Iron and Steel Company in Jamshedpur. Jamsetji Tata first had the idea to harness the power of a water fall for clean energy during a picnic at Roha Creek Maharashtra. Mumbai was choked by the fumes from the textile mills at this time. He had envisioned building one of the world's first hydroelectric plants in the Western Ghats that would harness water for electricity, but died before the project could be completed. Tata Group wrote on their website that "Jamsetji could not accomplish this difficult task personally, but his sons Dorab & Ratan laid the foundations for affordable & clean power in the city of Bombay." Ratan Tata's work has become a legacy, and the Tata brand is now at greater heights.
Ambani, also known as Dhirubhai Ambani, is a name that almost all Indians are familiar with. Dhirajlal Ambani (also known as Dhirubhai) is credited with founding Reliance Commercial Corporation. The business he founded became one of India's best-known and most successful brands despite his modestly wealthy background. Later, his work was passed on to Mukesh Ambani and Anil. Mukesh, the eldest of his two sons, has inherited an excellent legacy and lives up to it. Akash Ambani, the third generation Ambani, is carrying out the same act today. His leadership and strategic vision are evident in his contributions to Reliance Industries' growth and success, Jio Platforms and other companies within the group.
- Sajjan Jindal
Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing director of the JSW Group is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate. Parth Jindal, his son, has also followed in the footsteps of the business magnate and is now heading JSW Cement's Managing Director. He has not only achieved more than what was expected of him, but he is also the CEO for Bengaluru FC owned by JSW Group. The father-son team has big plans for JSW. JSW is already diversifying into sectors such as steel, energy and infrastructure. These father-and son business success stories are truly inspiring. They are both moving forward despite the high stakes of business.
- Lala Kedarnath Aggarwal
Lala Kedarnath Aggarwal, a Bikaner native who wanted to earn his living, moved to Delhi in 1947 after the partition. He began selling sweets and savouries from a cart in Chandni Chowk. He was rewarded for his hard work by luck and business took off. He opened a small shop called 'Bikanernamkeen Bhandar,' offering snacks and nankeens in the same location. Over time, it became known as 'Bikanervala.' It was popular for its Bikaneri Bhujias and other Indian snacks. Shyam Aggarwal, Lala’s son, joined the company in 1965 to help expand Bikanervala outside of the National Capital Region. In 1965, he also launched Bikano, a packaged food brand. Manish Aggarwal, a third-generation entrepreneur, joined the company in 2000 to continue the legacy of Bikanervala. Bikano offers namkeens in different flavors, cookies, sweets and syrups. It also sells flour-based food like matthi, samosa and papad. Over 270 of these are domestic, and over 320 are international. Frozen foods form the core of Bikano's export business. It exports to over 45 countries including America and England.