Cambridge honours Ratan Tata for Nano

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Old 26-Jun-2010
Cambridge honours Ratan Tata for Nano

London, June 25

Leading industrialist Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, has been conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Law for his role in producing world’s cheapest car Nano.The degree was conferred by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is also the Chancellor of the ancient seat of learning.

Tata was among eight individuals similarly honoured at a special ceremony on Monday.

The citation for Tata, in Latin, was read out by Dr Rupert Thompson from the Faculty of Classics.

The citation said: “Buying a car was once an expensive affair, which the majority in India could scarcely imagine. But then our honoree came along and produced Tata Nano, the cheapest car ever built”. — PTI

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