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UK queen conferred Knight Commander rank on Ratan Tata

Apr 11, 2014 12:12 IST

Ratan TataQueen Elizabeth II on 10 April 2014 conferred the rank of Knight Commander (KBE) to former chairman of Tata Group, Ratan Tata in London. Ratan Tata has been honoured with the title for his services to UK/India relations, inward investment to the UK and philanthropy.

Ratan Tata retired as the Chairman of Tata Group in December 2012 after serving the company for about five decades. He has been succeeded by Cyrus Mistry.

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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. The 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 Commander (KBE)
Knight Commander (KBE) is one of the highest honours given to civilians by the queen. This honour is generally presented on the Diplomatic Service and Overseas list, but can be given to Britons based abroad or in n honorary capacity of foreign nationals.

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