British-Indian entrepreneur Manish Tiwari conferred Freedom of City of London honour

British-Indian entrepreneur Manish Tiwari conferred Freedom of City of London honour

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Category : Awards Published on: January 24 2023

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  • A British-Indian entrepreneur and founder of an ethnic minority-focused marketing agency has been conferred the Freedom of the City of London honour for his contributions to the financial hub of the UK capital.
  • The honour is steeped in history and traditionally the recognition gave a "Freeman" the right to trade in the Square Mile or financial heart of London.
  • A previous Indian recipient of the honour is Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and other prominent recipients include South African leader Nelson Mandela and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
  • The tradition of conferring the title is believed to have started in 1237. 
  • Before 1996, the Freedom of the City was only open to British or Commonwealth Citizens and has since been extended globally and persons of any nationality may be admitted.
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