Sooni Commissariat is the mother of Ratan Tata who was the chairman of the Tata Group.
Sooni Commissariat was born in British India (now India).
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents and siblings.
Husband & Children
Her first husband, Naval Hormusji Tata, was a businessman. Naval was adopted by Navajbai Tata from an orphanage after the death of Ratanji Tata as the couple had no children. He passed away on 5 May 1989 in Mumbai due to cancer. Sooni and Naval parted ways in 1948.
Naval and Sooni had two sons, Ratan Naval Tata, and Jimmy Naval Tata. Ratan is the former chairman of the Tata Group. Jimmy owns a share in the Tata Group.
After divorcing Sooni, Naval got married to Simone Tata, a businesswoman who co-founded Lakmé. They both have a son named Noel Tata, who is the chairman of Trent and Tata Investment Corporation, the managing director of Tata International, and the vice chairman of Titan Company and Tata Steel.
Her ex-husband’s grandfather, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, was an Indian industrialist and the founder of the Tata Group.
Her ex-husband’s father, Ratanji Jamsetji Tata, was a philanthropist, businessman, and financier. He passed away in 1918 following which Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) was established.
Dorabji Tata, the elder brother of Ratanji Tata, was a businessman, who played a key role in the development of the Tata Group.
Her ex-husband’s mother, Navajbai Tata, was a businesswoman and the first woman director of the Tata Sons.
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- Sooni Commissariat also goes by the name Soono Commissariat.
- In an interview, Ratan revealed that he and Jimmy faced a difficult time due to constant bullying after Sooni and Naval Hormusji Tata got divorced. Talking about it, Ratan Tata said,
I had a happy childhood, but as my brother and I got older, we faced a fair bit of ragging and personal discomfort because of our parents’ divorce, which in those days wasn’t as common as it is today. But my grandmother brought us up in every way.”