He was asked about his recent statement that some day Tatas will go back to West Bengal considering the fact that Tata Motors had to shift to Gujarat after a bitter experience in Singur.
Tata, who will step down as Chairman of Tata group on December 28, said he had a great affinity with eastern Indian because it has not not partaken in the growth and prosperity of the rest of the country.
"If there is something that I could do to be involved with in eastern India, I would welcome that.
You see, I lived in Jamshedpur for six years, very close to Kolkata and I used to be in Kolkata of and on.
"Bengali people are very nice people. So I have an affinity, don't speak the language, that part of the country and to see something happen there would be quite a thrill for me," he said.
Building the cancer hospital in Kolkata, in itself, Tata said has been a thrill for him because lives can be saved in that part of the country.
"It is something that I feel very proud that I have been able to do," he said. (More)