Queen’s Honors List: Indian-origin author turns down MBE

British author of Indian descent Nikesh Shukla turns down MBE as he doesn't wish to be associated with what it stands for — “Member of the Order of the British Empire”

Queen’s Honors List: Indian-origin author turns down MBE

Indian origin British author Nikesh Shukla's name could well have been among the nearly 30 proud Indian-origin achievers in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honors List.

Supposed to be bestowed with the title of MBE, Shukla turned down the honor because he didn't wish to be associated with what it stands for — “Member of the Order of the British Empire”.