spirit stays on
The dream had come alive. But the dreamer, the man who had
conceived the project was not there to witness the growth.
Jamsetji Tata had passed away at Bad Nauheim (Germany) four
years earlier, in 1904. But it was his guiding spirit that
inspired his successors to complete their prodigious assignment.
In the process, Jamsetji also succeeded in setting before
the growing nation an example in resourcefulness, which Jawaharlal
Nehru once described as:
“When you have to give the lead in action, in ideas
-a lead which does not fit in with the very climate of opinion,
that is true courage, physical or mental or spiritual, call
it what you like, and it is this type of courage and vision
that Jamsetji Tata showed.