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It was founded as the village Sakchi by Jamsetji Tata, who was seeking a location to set up a massive ironworks. That location became Jamshedpur, which was later named in Tata's honor.
Today, Jamshedpur is known for its iron history, parks and gardens, cleanliness, sprawling size, and fountain in the downtown area.
People Born in Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur in People's Lives
Gerald Durrell: I was born here in January of 1925, the fourth and youngest child of an engineer and his adventurous wife. Both of my parents were English, though born in India. My family also had some Irish descent. I spent most of my childhood being raised by my ayah, or nursemaid. At a very young age, I visited a zoo somewhere around this city, and was captivated. This was what sparked my lifelong love of animals. In 1928, when I was only 3 years old, my father passed away, and so my family moved with my mother to London.