Shantanu Naidu rose to prominence as Ratan Tata’s personal assistant, frequently accompanying him at significant events and providing support in the workplace.
Ratan Tata, a prominent figure in the business world and former chairman of Tata Sons, holds a prominent position as the head of the Tata family. Leading the billion-dollar family business to great achievements, he is recognized as one of the country’s top businessmen. Notably, Shantanu Naidu, a young individual, consistently aids Tata in various capacities.
Shantanu Naidu became widely known a few years back when a video of him celebrating Ratan Tata’s birthday went viral. In the heartwarming video, Shantanu presented Tata with a cake adorned with candles. Despite Ratan Tata not having any biological children due to being unmarried, he has always treated Shantanu like his own son.
Following the viral circulation of Ratan Tata’s birthday video, curiosity arose regarding the identity of the young man featured in the footage. That young man turned out to be none other than Shantanu Naidu, Ratan Tata’s personal assistant and the general manager of his company.
Who is Ratan Tata’s close aide Shantanu Naidu?
Shantanu Naidu serves as both the personal assistant to Ratan Tata and holds the distinction of being the youngest general manager in his company. His LinkedIn profile reveals his role as the general manager in the office of Ratan Naval Tata, employed by the Tata Group.
At the age of 29, Shantanu Naidu joined Ratan Tata’s team in May of the previous year. What drew the attention of the former chairman of Tata Sons was Shantanu’s compassionate work with stray dogs through his NGO. His noble initiative captured Tata’s interest and led to his employment.
Impressed by Shantanu’s efforts to address the issue of stray dogs in Mumbai, Ratan Tata made an investment in his venture and appointed him as his general manager. Furthermore, Tata extended his support by assisting Shantanu in establishing his own company called Goodfellows. The company focuses on providing assistance and care to senior citizens during their final years, a cause close to Shantanu’s heart.
According to various media reports, Shantanu Naidu’s annual income, including his startup company, is estimated to be around Rs 85 lakh. Currently, his total net worth is estimated to be around Rs 5-6 crore.