Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sir Jaguar

The honor is well deserved for a man who has helped save precious manufacturing jobs in the UK. A Persian doing business in India by making cars in the UK and selling them in China. Bravo!!!

The Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday conferred the rank of Knight Commander (KBE) on former chairman of the Tata group Ratan Tata.  The KBE is one of the highest honours given by the queen to civilians.

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

The Tata group is highly popular in UK. Iconic British car brands Jaguar and Land Rover became part of the Tata group in 2008. The company employs over 16,000 people at its manufacturing facilities in the UK, including 3,500 engineers at its two product development centres. 

 Tata's association with UK academia also dates back to the establishment of the Sir Ratan Tata Department at the London School of Economics. Subsequently called the Department of Social Sciences, it was set up to research the causes of poverty. Its first lecturer, Clement Attlee, went on to become the British prime minister who gave India its independence and also set up the British National Health Service
Tata has maintained close links with the London School of Economics through a research collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.


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