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      1904    Born in Paris
      1909    The Tatas purchase a house on the beach of Hardelot, France, where young J.R.D. is enthralled
              by the aviator Louis Bleriot who becomes his neighbour
      1909-17  The family alternates between Bombay and Paris. J.R.D. attends Cathedral School in Bombay
      1917-18  The family resides at Yokohama to be with R.D. Tata. At the end of the First World War, the family
              moves to France
      1923    Loses his mother Sooni and spends a year in a crammer in England
      1924    Drafted into the French Army for a year, as the new conscription law comes into force in France
      1925    R.D. Tata calls his son to India
      1926    Spends a year at Jamshedpur. His father passes away in France and he inherits his father's
              Directorship in Tata Sons
      1929    First pilot to qualify in India, holding Private Licence No. 1
      1930    Stood second in the Aga Khan aviation race for flying between India and the UK
      1930    Marries Thelma Vicaji
                           FROM THE
      1932    Founded Tata Airlines. Piloted inaugural service Karachi to Bombay
      1938    Appointed Chairman of Tata Sons
      1944    Draws up the Bombay Plan. Sets up the J.R.D. Tata Trust

      1945    Initiates the setting up of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
      1947    Awarded Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) the Allahabad University
      1948    Air India incorporated as a joint sector venture
      1953    Selected “International Management Man” by the National Association of Foremen, Milwaukee
      1953    Air India nationalised, J.R.D. Tata appointed Chairman
      1954    Nominated Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French Government

      1955    Awarded Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India
      1958-59  Elected President of lATA
      1962    Re-enacted Karachi to Bombay flight to mark the 30th Anniversary of Indian civil aviation
                                OF THE
      1964    Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great (Papal Honour)
      1966    Made Honorary Air Commodore, lndian Air Force
      1974    Made Honorary Air Vice-Marshal, Indian Air Force

      1975    Presented the Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial Peace
      1978    Chairmanship of Air India terminated by Morarji Desai
      1978    Honoured with Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Germany
              Presented the Tony Jannus Award
              Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), University of Bombay
      1982    Re-enacted Karachi to Bombay flight to mark the Golden Jubilee of Indian civil aviation
      1983    Promoted to the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honour
      1985    Presented the Gold Air Medal by the Federation Aeronautique lnternationale
      1986    Awarded Bessemer Medal of the Institute of Metals, London
      1986    Awarded Edward Warner Award by the International Civil Aviation Organisation
      1988    Received the Daniel Guggenheim Medal Award
      1988    Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Award
      1991    Steps down from Chairmanship of Tata Sons Limited in favour of Ratan N. Tata
      1991    Established the J.R.D. and Thelma J. Tata Trust
      1992    Awarded the Bharat Ratna
      1992    Awarded the UN Population Award
      1992    Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa), Roorkee University
      1993    Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa), Tata Institute of Social Sciences
      1993    Passed away in Geneva. Interred at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris
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