Ratan Tata on Ambani's House and Poor

Ratan Tata has described Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani's 27-storey Mumbai home, Antilla , as an example of rich Indians' lack of empathy for the poor. "It makes me wonder why someone would do that. That's what revolutions are made of," Tata said in an interview to The Times, London, when asked about Ambani's house. The Times had asked Tata the question in the context of widening income inequalities in India. Tata also told The Times: "The person who lives in there should be concerned about what he sees around him and [asking] can he make a difference. If he is not, then it's sad because this country needs people to allocate some of their enormous wealth to finding ways of mitigating the hardship that people have."
Tata said the Ambani scion should try and make a difference to those around him. The comment is likely to make Mamata Banerjee think she has more in common with Ratan Tata than she'd like to admit. The Tata Group chief has taken the dig at Ambani's wealth in an interview to London's newspaper The Times. He said he was surprised and saddened by the fact that Ambani chose to live in an opulent billion dollar home in South Mumbai. This after he was asked about the Ambani's 27-storeyed Altamount Road residence. While Mukesh Ambani is ranked ninth on the Forbes List of Billionaires, Ratan Tata failed to find a mention.