Law alum receives honorary knighthood from King Charles III

This historic recognition marks Sunil Mittal as the first Indian citizen to receive such an honour by Britain’s King Charles III “for services to UK and India business relations”.

The Knighthood (KBE), bestowed under the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, stands as one of the highest accolades granted by the British monarch to foreign nationals for their distinguished achievements across various fields.

In response to this prestigious honour, Mittal expressed in an official statement, "The UK and India have historical relations, which are now entering a new era of increased cooperation and collaboration. I remain committed to working towards strengthening the economic and bilateral trade relationships between our two great nations."

I am thankful to the government of the UK, whose support and keen attention to the needs of business has been critical in making the country an attractive investment destination.

Sunil Mittal, Honorary Doctor of Laws

The investiture ceremony, where Mittal will formally receive the royal insignia, will be conducted by the British High Commissioner to India at a later date.

Sunil Mittal has been instrumental in global satellite broadband initiatives and has been actively engaged in strengthening UK-India business links through his leadership roles. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Leeds and has been a pivotal figure in academia, contributing to the Vice Chancellor's Circle of Advisors at the University of Cambridge, among other prestigious roles.

Mittal joins a distinguished list of past Indian recipients of the Honorary KBE, including Ratan Tata (2009), Ravi Shankar (2001) and Jamshed Irani (1997), conferred by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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