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Updated: August 23, 2010 19:25 IST

Tata to gift cancer hospital to Kolkata this year

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Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Global Beverages Ltd. at the annual general meeting of the comapny in Kolkata on Monday. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury.
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Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Global Beverages Ltd. at the annual general meeting of the comapny in Kolkata on Monday. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury.

The metropolis would have the privilege of getting a new state-of-the-art cancer hospital by this year.

“We hope to dedicate the Tata Cancer hospital this year”, chairman of Tata Sons Ratan Tata said in Kolkata on Monday. He said that the increased investments had gone in setting up the hospital at Rajarhat near the metropolis.

Earlier investments earmarked for the hospital was Rs 100 crore. Tata said that West Bengal was very much a part of the group’s corporate identity.

In spite of little or no trade in Tata Global Beverages scrip on the Calcutta Stock Exchange, we would not go for delisting.

“We do not want to forget the roots from where the company’s journey started”, he said.

Mr. Tata met West Bengal governor M K Narayanan after attending the AGM of Tata Global Beverages in Kolkata today.

A spokesperson for external communications of Tata group said it was a courtesy visit.


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