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Ratan Tata makes Instagram debut, wants to exchange stories & create something special

Since his debut, the 81-year-old businessman has garnered over 284,000 followers.

ET Online and Agencies|
Updated: Oct 31, 2019, 09.12 AM IST
"After a long absence from public life, I look forward to exchanging stories and creating something special with such a diverse community!" Tata posted.
NEW DELHI: To the delight of his fans, Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, on Wednesday joined Instagram. In less than a day, the industrialist garnered over 284,000 followers.

The first post from the 81-year-old businessman, who has not been very active on social media since March, gained nearly 85,000 followers within no time.

"I don't know about breaking the internet, but I am so excited to join all of you on Instagram!

"After a long absence from public life, I look forward to exchanging stories and creating something special with such a diverse community!" he posted.

People also loved his picture that featured him wearing a black suit while seated in the board room.

The post has been liked by over 190K people which includes celebrities like Sonam K Ahuja, Arjun Kapoor, among others. The 'Ishaqzaade' actor also commented on Tata's post, along with 8,200 fans. He wrote, "Welcome sir, may you inspire a generation that definitely shall pay heed to any opinion and point of view you put forth."

The business tycoon's Insta bio reads, "I made it to the 'Gram! Chairman, Tata Trusts. Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons."

The India Inc bigwig also announced his arrival on Facebook-owned photo sharing platform on Twitter.

Chairman of Tata Group, from 1990 to 2014, and again, as interim chairman, from October 2016 through February 2017, Tata continues to head its charitable trusts.

Tata, who has been on Twitter since April 2011, has 7.6 million followers. However, his interactions through Twitter has remained limited to only a few tweets in the last several months.

The industrialist is the recipient of two of India's highest civilian awards Padma Bhushan (2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2008).

On October 15, Hollywood actor Jennifer Aniston broke the internet when she joined Instagram and made it to the Guinness World Record for becoming the fastest to reach 1 million followers in just five hours and 16 minutes!

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