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TATA ArchitecX: Ratan Tata to Launch Architecture Firm at 85

In a surprising move, business tycoon Ratan Tata announced today that he will be starting a new career as an architect at the age of 85. Tata, who stepped down as chairman of Tata Sons in 2012 at the mandatory retirement age of 75, has decided to return to his first passion - architecture.
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In a surprising move, business tycoon Ratan Tata announced today that he will be starting a new career as an architect at the age of 85. Tata, who stepped down as chairman of Tata Sons in 2012 at the mandatory retirement age of 75, has decided to return to his first passion – architecture.

“I got my degree in architecture way back in 1962 from Cornell University,” said the octogenarian billionaire. “But life took me down a different path with the Tata group. Now that I’m retired from corporate life, I’ve decided to finally put my architectural training to use.”

Tata revealed plans to launch an architectural design firm called “TATA ArchitecX” based in Mumbai. The firm will focus on residential, commercial, and urban design projects across India.

“My dream is to construct modern, sustainable buildings and cityscapes that blend Indian cultural aesthetics with cutting-edge, eco-friendly design,” Tata told reporters. “At my age, I’ve got nothing to lose, so I’m going to go wild and creative with my architecture!”

The business magnate said he has already begun assembling a team of young architects and is accepting commissions starting today. Tata’s first project will be designing a futuristic 100-story office and residential tower shaped like a banyan tree in central Mumbai.

“You’re never too old to start a new adventure,” Tata said with a mischievous grin. “Architects in India better watch out – the new kid on the block is coming!”

Industry insiders are stunned by Tata’s surprise career move at an age when most are long-retired. But those close to the tireless entrepreneur say he has always had a passion for design and architecture. Only time will tell if Ratan Tata’s second act will be as wildly successful as his first with the Tata empire.

However, sources close to Tata have let slip that this announcement of an architecture firm may have just been an “edifice complex” – a grandiose prank played by the mischievous mogul in honour of April Fool’s Day. Whether Tata really will be “drafting” a new career remains to be “concrete-ized.” For now, it seems the Tata Architecx announcement was just his way of “constructing” an April Fool’s laugh.

The text for this news item was generated by AI.

The above article is an April Fool prank and should not be taken as actual news.

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  2. Pls proof read, is he 80 or 85yrs old

    This para is repeating
    Industry insiders are stunned by Tata’s surprise career move at an age when most are long-retired. But those close to the tireless entrepreneur say he has always had a passion for design and architecture. Only time will tell if Ratan Tata’s second act will be as wildly successful as his first with the Tata empire.

  3. I will be a major factor in thoughts & prayers.
    I have served the Tata hotel group for 40yrs. Now retired. Proud to be part of the team

  4. How could you keep this secret so long Ratan Tataji ?
    We need a dreamer to shake off the SYSTEM which controls our lives and VISIONS .
    CONGRATULATIONS

  5. It is a great news a person like Our R Tata venturing into architecture buisness.
    As Elon musk developed some kind of new housing system . I hope Mr Tata will bring out some thing which suites to India environment and all classes of economies .

  6. This legendary ratan sir always think about to fulfill middle class peoples dreams. Is this new project also helpful for them?

  7. Great task, please think of Affordable Housing for a common man in India having giant backbone of your dream.

  8. As Maple Consultants, as specialists in SMEP services, would love to join hands with Sir building a complete group.
    Love to associate.

  9. Sir meeru yepani modalupettina poor peoples and middle class families kosame mee mundhu chupuu allochanalaku yevaru meeku sarileru sir nenukuda meelage alochisthanu naa life lo vakasari mee padaalanu mrokkali avakasem ravalani devudini prardisthunnanu

  10. What ever you design please integrate the greenary and open spaces for a soothing effect and maintaining the same at all times with flora and fauna.All the best sir ji.

  11. Some one rightfully said, “Architecture is frozen music” – and music remains within every architect and it blossoms both within and outside throughout an architects life …. Cheers Sir …. Me as an architect @70 with you in your new musical journey…. ❤️❤️

  12. Accepting your desire to promote TATA ArchitecX as a Sustainable Architect Design + Build Firm, I am in a position and an Honour to Offer you a project on Carmichael Rd in Mumbai. I am the de facto Owner of the Plot of Land & Building thereon. Nikhil D Shah +91 9324 580 563.

  13. Tata as a brand is already into prefabricated homes and pre fab structure. TATA nest and TATA ashiyana also TATA Projects in infrastructure.

  14. 100-storey (not 100-story).
    Please proof-read more diligently, even if it’s April 1st AI generated article. Thanks

  15. Highly commendable !

    At 85+ys, he has taken a remarkable decision of having his own architecture firm. This ambitious step clearly showcases his unwavering passion and determination, as he continues to inspire the world with his unparalleled vision and expertise, disregarding his age.
    Utmost appreciated !

  16. All of Indians are proud of having such man to be with us and therefore my parents and me both our thinking are quite same henceforth I am looking forward to be member of his dream

  17. Great there is always Sucess, myself architect would like to associate,architecture ever geen n never ending with latest technology

  18. Ratan Tata jee is an inspiration to all the retired people to start something new with their latent talents as their hidden passion. Cheer up dear Elders

  19. Ratanji you are 85 and I am 82. I live in a far flung remote village of Bangladesh. Hope your new venture comes true. I only new Dr. J J Irani of Tata Group but I am not sure if he is still around.
    By hearty congratulations for your new venture. I hope rural India will be benifitted by your new venture.
    Best of luck.

  20. Best wishes to Architect Ratan Tata Lord Viswakarma blessings with you .
    in ever person there is an Architect in his sole we all are Artesian

  21. Sir great news for construction industry.
    We need great intellectuals.
    This would be great initiative , would expect to support Make in India policies set forth by our PM.
    We are also MEP Consultants would seek future Opportunities to connect and grow together.

  22. It would be a huge learning curve for him at 80, 62 spent in a different career using his
    architect’s skill set. We are waiting.

  23. पहली अप्रैल को एक बड़े उद्योगपति की खबर छप गई कि वह फिर से अपना आर्किटेक्ट का दफ्तर खोलने वाले हैं.
    यह बहुत बुजुर्ग व्यक्ति हैं.
    इन्होंने कभी आर्किटेक्चर की प्रैक्टिस की नहीं.
    विरासत में इनको इंडस्ट्री मिली थी. अपने हुनर से, अपनी मेहनत से, उन्होंने उसे इंडस्ट्री को बहुत आगे तक बढ़ाया.
    देश-विदेश में इनका नाम है.
    लोग इनका बहुत सम्मान करते हैं और उनके कार्य सम्मान के लायक हैं भी.
    लेकिन आर्किटेक्चर संप्रदाय में एक अजीब सी खुशी की लहर दौड़ गई कि जैसे इस उद्योगपति के आने से वास्तु कला के क्षेत्र में कोई नई क्रांति आने वाली है.
    हमेशा से हमारे देश में यही रहा है. किसी भी बड़े व्यक्ति के पीछे लोग पागलों की तरह दौड़ने लगते हैं.
    वह राजनीति का क्षेत्र हो, चाहे वह कला का क्षेत्र हो, चाहे वह संस्कृति का क्षेत्र हो.
    हमारे देश के एक बुजुर्ग आर्किटेक्ट को कुछ साल पहले, उम्र के आखिरी दौर में, एक विदेशी “वास्तु कला के पुरस्कार” से नवाजा गया.
    वास्तव में यह पुरस्कार उस वास्तुकार की पिछले वर्ष की कोई वास्तुकला की उपलब्धि के लिए दिया जाता है. विचित्र बात यह है कि इस बड़े वास्तुकार की पिछले एक दशक में कोई एक बड़ी वास्तु कृति सामने नहीं आई. यह पुरस्कार ‘लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट’ का पुरस्कार नहीं है. लेकिन उसके बावजूद भी हमारे देश का आर्किटेक्चर संप्रदाय अभिभूत हो गया कि पहली बार किसी भारतीय वास्तुकार को एक बहुत बड़ा विदेशी गोल्ड मेडल मिला है. पुरूस्कार देने के लिए इसी तरीके की संस्थाएं हमारे देश में भी है. इंडियन इंस्टीट्यूट आफ आर्किटेक्ट है.
    लेकिन कोई भी विदेशी हमारी संस्था का गोल्ड मेडल लेकर इतना अभिभूत नहीं होता.
    आवश्यकता इस बात की है कि पिछले 20 साल में जिन युवा आर्किटेक्ट्स ने कोई उल्लेखनीय कार्य किया है उनको हम सम्मानित करें.
    हमारे देश की संस्थाओं को विदेशी वास्तुकार भी उतना ही सम्मान दें जितना हम ब्रिटेन या अन्य देशों की वास्तुकला की संस्थाओं को देते हैं. पहली अप्रैल का एक मजाक एक बुजुर्ग उद्योगपति को चर्चा में ले आया, जबकि इस उद्योगपति के और बहुत से कार्य उल्लेखनीय है, सम्मानजनक हैं. लेकिन आर्किटेक्चर संप्रदाय के लोग ऐसा मानने लगे कि यह उद्योगपति वास्तुकला के क्षेत्र में नए कीर्तिमान स्थापित कर देगा. वास्तुकला की डिग्री लेने के बाद इस व्यक्ति के लिए सारे रास्ते खुले थे. कोई ऐसा कारण नहीं था कि यह वास्तु कला के क्षेत्र में कुछ उल्लेखनीय कार्य कर लेता. लेकिन उसने उद्योग का मार्ग चुना और उस उद्योग के मार्ग में अपने खानदानी नाम को ज्यादा जोर से स्थापित किया

  24. If this is April fool, please don’t make foolishness, by trying to fool others, with this Great Entity.

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