Kiran M Shaw appointed 'Knight of Legion of Honour' by France

Posted on:03 Sep 2016 09:28:32

Kiran M Shaw appointed 'Knight of Legion of Honour' by France
03 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: Biocon chairperson and managing director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has been appointed 'Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur' (Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour) for her outstanding contribution and dedication to Biosciences and Research field globally.

The award will be conferred on behalf of the President of the French Republic at a special ceremony later this year .

Chevalier l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, is the highest civilian award of the French Republic for outstanding contribution in diverse fields bestowed on citizens of the world. 

Other Indians to have received this honour in the past include Yashwant Sinha, Narayana Murthy, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Nandita Das, Shah Rukh Khan, veteran musician Balamuralikrishna and the late actor Sivaji Ganesan, among others. 

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