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Ratan Tata received Knight Grand Cross award by UK Government

Apr 12, 2014 18:30 IST

Ratan TataRatan Tata on 10 April 2014 received the Knight Grand Cross (GBE) award by UK Government. GBE is one of the highest civilian honour of Britain. The award was given by Queen Elizabeth II.

Ratan Tata is one of the five foreign nationals to be honoured. He was already honoured with a KBE (Knight Commander) in 2009.

Ratan Tata was honoured for his services to UK/India relations, inward investment to the UK and philanthropy.

Ratan Tata was former chairman of the Tata Group that has a large presence in Britain.
 
The Tata group is popular in UK and the countries Iconic brands namely Jaguar and Land Rover became a part of the Tata group in 2008.

imageThe company has employed over 16000 people at its manufacturing facilities in the UK, which includes 3500 engineers at its two product development centers. Tata limited was established in London in 1907.

About Knight Grand Cross (GBE)

Grand Cross is the highest grade in many orders of knighthood. The holders of the highest grade are referred to Commanders grand cross.

The five classes of award to the Order are, in descending order of seniority:

•    Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE)

•    Knight Commander or Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE or DBE)

•    Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

•    Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

•    Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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