Story – When Taj Mahal Hotel was the only hotel in India to have electricity

Jamsetji had four goals in life: setting up an iron and steel company, a world-class learning institution, a unique hotel and a hydro-electric plant. Only the hotel became a reality during his lifetime, with the inauguration of the Taj Mahal Hotel at Colaba waterfront in Mumbai on 3 December 1903 at the cost of 11 million. At that time it was the only hotel in India to have electricity. His successors’ work led to the three remaining ideas being achieved.

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