Fact Check: Viral quote attributed to Ratan Tata is false

A post about industrialist Ratan Tata is viral on social media. Quoting Tata, users claim that he has said that he doesn’t believe in taking the right decision but he takes the decision and then makes them right.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  22 July 2021 7:06 AM GMT
Fact Check: Viral quote attributed to Ratan Tata is false

Hyderabad: A post about industrialist Ratan Tata is viral on social media.

Quoting Tata, users claim that he has said that he doesn't believe in taking the right decision but he takes the decision and then makes them right.

The quote shared by the Facebook user reads:



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Fact Check

NewsMeter found the claim is false

We checked Ratan Tata's social media handles and could not find any such statement.

https://twitter.com/RNTata2000?s=20

We found a YouTube interview. At the 16:35 timestamp, the interviewer asks Tata about the philosophical thought behind his quote.

Tata replied to the interviewer that "Facebook or Twitter made that statement, it was never made by me".

He also said there is no remedial action taken when it comes to social media and that he doesn't get a chance to defend himself.


Third, we ran a Google search with the quote and found that many websites suggested that the quote was given by Muhammad Ali Jinnah during India-Pakistan partition. However, we could not verify that the quote is from Muhammad Ali Jinnah or not.

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/343950-i-do-not-believe-in-taking-the-right-decision-i

Hence, the claim is false

Claim Review:A post claiming that industrialist Ratan Tata had made a statement that he doesn’t ‘believe in taking the right decisions but he takes decisions and then make them right’
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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