British Queen confers GBE (Knight Grand Cross) on Ratan Tata
Ratan Tata (76), the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons and former chairman of the Tata Group, honoured by Queen Elizabeth with a GBE (Knight Grand Cross), one of the UK’s highest civilian awards. He is the only Indian among 5 foreigners to be awarded as part of the ‘Honorary British Awards to Foreign Nationals’ for 2014.
In 2009, Mr. Tata was conferred a KBE (Knight Commander) by the Queen.
In 2008, the Tata Group under chairmanship of Ratan Tata had acquired the flagging British luxury car brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The Tata Group has emerged as one of the largest employers in Britain, employing nearly 60,000 people across Britain. Now in its 18th year, the Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship works in collaboration with the London School of Economics.