Mr. Mittal-the iron man of Kolkatta received Padma Vibhusan from the former president Prathiba Patel on May 10th 2008 for his feat in the Steel industry. This is the second highest civilian award in India. He was also awarded the Global Xaverian award by St. Xavier's college in 2013, which was another feather in his cap.
He was over excited to receive this as he was denied an admission in this college because he did not know English when he applied to join for an undergraduate course here. During the year 2012 Mr Mittal and Boris Jhonson- England Mayor was seen on the viewing platform of the Arcelor Mittal orbit (which looks towards the London stadium).
This structure built by Ashish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond is noted for its remarkable construction which excels the beauty of the Eiffel tower in France. It is the tallest structure in England, which allows anybody to have a splendid view of the whole city. The original idea to construct this structure was conceived by Mr.Boris Johnson which was further supported by Mr.Mittal who supplied with steel to build it.