Sunday, May 18, 2014

Russi Mody - Biography

Russi was born on 17 January 1918 in Mumbai to a Parsi family. His father was Sir Homi Mody. Russi had two brothers, Kali Homi Mody and Piloo Mody (a politician).

His initial schooling was in India. Then,  he studied at Harrow School and later at Christ Church College, Oxford. On his return to India he joined Tata Steel as an office assistant in 1939. He was promoted to the position of Director of Personnel in 1953. He took up the position of the Director of Raw Materials in 1965. In 1970, he was appointed as Director of Operations and became Joint Managing Director in 1972. He became its MD and then CMD.

After his retirement from Tata Steel in March 1993, the then Prime Minister of India, Shri P V Narasimha Rao appointed Mody as Joint Chairman of Indian Airlines and Air India.

Mody died during the night of 16 May 2014 at a private hospital in Kolkata. His death was condoled by many business leaders including former Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata and the incumbent Cyrus Mistry. Indian media covered his death news.

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