Nagpur: Locked in a bitter boardroom battle with ousted Tata group chairman Cyrus Mistry, industrialist Ratan Tata visited the RSS headquarters here today.
Tata, currently the interim chairman of the country's biggest conglomerate, was with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for about 20 minutes, a senior functionary of the Sangh, the ideological mentor of the ruling BJP, told PTI.
According to a prominent person accompanying the Mumbai-based industrialist on his 79th birthday on Wednesday to the RSS national headquarters, said it was more of a "courtesy call" and to discuss the various initiatives of the Tata Trusts in the region.
"Tata and Bhagwat held discussions on the various social initiatives of the Tata Trusts and in turn, the RSS chief enlightened him about its own social projects in different areas," said the source, not willing to be named.
"It was more of a 'learning visit' though we wonder why so much is being read into the hour-long meeting," the source added, claiming no other issues were discussed by the two.
Earlier in the afternoon, Tata was received by RSS functionaries on his arrival at the airport, he said.
Tata first visited the memorial to RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and paid his respects. From there he drove to the RSS headquarter to meet Bhagwat.