It is not a big house, a swanky car, a fat paycheque, fame or success that says a lot about us. It is actually reflected in how we treat others – be it friends, family, complete strangers or even competitors.
According to Hindustan Times, TiECon (The Indus Entrepreneurs) held their annual event in Mumbai last night where Ratan Tata, the Chairman of Tata Trusts and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award was presented by Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy who then proceeded to bend down, respectfully touch his feet and seek his blessings, reports NDTV.
This is our Good and Respecting Indian tradition! Respecting the honourable elders & gurus! Narayana Murthy touched the feet of Ratan Tata – ultimate gesture of humility at @TiEMumbai pic.twitter.com/7hZwrzZGYo
— ™Movie Fellow (@Chakram_333) January 29, 2020
Atul Nishar, the President of TiE Mumbai, was quoted saying,
“Sri Ratan Tata’s lasting legacy is the highest standards of ethics and integrity that will guide entrepreneurs in their journey for decades to come. The awardees of the Hall of fame have shown exemplary courage, passion and foresight in being disrupters who have created wealth and opportunities for thousands.”
Thereafter, Mr. Tata shared a video from the event on Instagram stories, reports Mumbai Mirror. He captioned the snippet by saying,
“It was an honour to be awarded by TIEcon at the hands of a great friend Mr. Narayana Murthy. I am truly humbled.”
The down-to-earth, unpretentious and deferential gesture won hearts online. People praised the industry stalwarts for their humility and simplicity. Take a look.
Narayan Murthy Sir touch Ratan Tata's feet at the #TiEConMumbai2020 event last evening was an incredible moment. A billionaire touching feet of another billionaire. This shows how humble and down to earth is Mr Murthy and what Mr. TATA has earned in his life other then Money ♥️ pic.twitter.com/dmDwy5x79R
— Suraj Jaiswal (@surajjaiswal___) January 29, 2020
This picture defines all about humbleness and simplicity, Mr. N R Narayana Murthy touching Mr. Ratan Tata’s feet to seek his blessings.
A lesson for all of us. 🙏 #TiEConMumbai2020 #inspirational #RatanTata #NarayanaMurthy pic.twitter.com/NfnGpv4H04
— Arisudan Tiwari (@Arisudan29) January 29, 2020
Sir, It Demonstrates Your Good Character and Respect When You bow down to touch the feet of Ratan Tataji for Blessings.
Being the Parent,This is How we have to imbibe Our Rich Culture in Kids.🙏🙏🙏
— Ramu (@RamuJoginipally) January 29, 2020
This pic of Mr Narayana Murthy touching Mr Ratan Tata’s feet will inspire generations to come ~ Both these icons are great examples of Indians who minimise their own self despite all the accomplishments| #DebsReflection #Leadership #CEO #NarayanaMurthy #RatanTata #Humility #India pic.twitter.com/vLcwALDezq
— Debashis Sarkar (@DebashisSarkar) January 29, 2020
The values expressed by these legends are inspiring.
An example of idealness and humbleness, the way Legendary businessman, Narayana Murthy touched Ratan Tata’s feet, a historic moment indeed. This picture speaks everything.#wednesdaywords #leadership #motivation pic.twitter.com/QgrvHuGtU0
— Gunjan Hurkat (@gunjanhurkat) January 29, 2020
Legendary N R Narayana Murthy 🙏🏻 touches the feet of Sri. Ratan Tata 🙏🏻
Both are the recipients of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Sri civilian awards of Republic of India. pic.twitter.com/kOpNYD4Js0
— Chandra Polepeddi (@arcrandom) January 29, 2020
— MARVAL.FAAN (@Marval1998) January 29, 2020
Hence proved, humility really is royalty without a crown and greatness in plain cloth.