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Sunil Bharti Mittal 1st Indian to get Honorary Knighthood from King Charles III

  • Sunil Bharti Mittal awarded Honorary Knighthood by King Charles III for advancing India-UK business relations
  • Mittal expresses gratitude and commitment to strengthening bilateral trade relationships between the two nations
  • The KBE is one of the highest honors conferred by the British Sovereign to civilians, awarded in an honorary capacity to foreign nationals

28 Feb 2024

Bharti Enterprises founder and chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal, has been bestowed with the prestigious Honorary Knighthood, the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), by King Charles III in recognition of his contributions to advancing India-UK business relations. Mittal's recognition marks a significant milestone as he becomes the first Indian citizen to receive this esteemed honor.

Expressing his gratitude and humility, Mittal stated, "I am deeply humbled by this gracious recognition from His Majesty, King Charles. UK and India share historical relations, and I am committed to fostering increased cooperation and collaboration between our two nations." He further expressed thanks to the Government of the UK for its support, acknowledging their role in enhancing the country's attractiveness as an investment destination.

The Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) is among the highest honors bestowed by the British Sovereign upon civilians and is awarded in an honorary capacity to foreign nationals. Mittal's recognition underscores the importance of bilateral trade relationships and signifies a new era of strengthened economic ties between India and the UK.


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