Indian business magnate Ratan Tata has been awarded the highest civilian award in Australia for his significant contributions in boosting the relations between India and Australia. Tata, the former chairman of the Tata Group of companies, was bestowed with the Order of Australia (AO) for his outstanding contributions in the fields of business, trade, and philanthropy.
Tata has previously been honoured with the second and third highest civilian honours awarded by the Government of India for his exceptional business acumen and philanthropic work. Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry ‘O’ Farewell, shared pictures from the ceremony and praised Tata for his contributions to various business avenues.
In a tweet, the High Commissioner lauded Tata’s extensive efforts in strengthening the ties between India and Australia, saying, “Ratan Tata is a titan of biz, industry, and philanthropy not just in India, but his contributions have also made a significant impact in Australia.” The Australian High Commissioner expressed his delight in conferring the AO honour to Tata, acknowledging his longstanding commitment to the Australian and Indian relationship.
The award ceremony signifies the recognition of Tata’s exceptional contribution to the Indian and Australian business community, where he played a crucial role in boosting bilateral trade and investment. Tata has been known for his philanthropic work, with his foundation being instrumental in the development of various social and welfare programs.
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— Barry O’Farrell AO (@AusHCIndia) April 22, 2023
Tata has been a role model for many young entrepreneurs in India, inspiring them to work towards their goals with integrity and diligence. The recognition by the Australian government is a testament to his immense contribution to the business community and society as a whole.