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Shankar first Indian to be conferred "Dannebrog Knighthood"

Written by: Staff

Chennai, July 6 (UNI) N Sankar, leading Industrialist and Honorary Counsul General of Denmark for Southern India at Chennai, has been decorated with the order of the ''Dannebrog Knight first class'' by Her Majesty, the Queen of Denmark, in recognition of his valuable services as Consul General of Denmark.

Mr Sankar, who has been heading the Danish Consular interests in South India for the past 18 years, joins the elite list of persons, who were life-holders of the most ancient decoration of Denmark, bestowed by the Sovereign.

''He is the first Indian citizen to be conferred with the signal honour of Knighthood First Class. The decoration which is normally restricted to Danish citizens, has been awarded to Mr Sankar, in recognition of his meritorious service,'' S B Prabhakar Rao, Vice Consul, Royal Danish Consulate, Chennai said in a press release here.

Mr Rao said the decoration consists of a Silver Cross with a red border, surmounted by a royal crown over the reigning sovereign's monogram with a silver badge and ribbon with rosette.


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