Soft-spoken & easy-going, Cyrus Mistry was youngest to head Tata Group

Until a decade ago, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was little known in business circles. He did not enjoy the limelight, preferring to work behind the scenes at his family’s construction & real estate business, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. But he hit headlines when he was named the sixth and youngest chairman of Tata Sons in 2012. He was the second chairman after Nowroji Saklatwala to not bear the Tata surname.