In recognition of his contributions to the domains of innovation and philanthropy, Tata Group's chairman emeritus Ratan Tata has been conferred with an honorary doctorate by the renowned University of Manchester, Hindu Businessline.
The prestigious honour was awarded to 82-years-old Tata by the United Kingdom (UK) based university recently when the university's president and vice-chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell was in India for a tour.
Calling him an inspirational figure, Rothwell said, "For him, philanthropy and innovation are spokes of the same wheel, each lending towards the improvement of lives which is the very same ethos we share at the University of Manchester."
Further showering praises on Tata, Rothwell called him as an example for all, from big and small businesses and enterprises, to researchers and developers.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that Tata is also the recipient of two of India's highest civilian honours, the Padma Bhushan (2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2008).
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