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Dr S K Sohan Roy 1st Indian to be honoured with Knighthood of Parte Guelfa in Florence, Italy

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Sohan Roy 1st Indian honoured with Knighthood of Parte Guelfa in FlorenceKeralite Dr S K Sohan Roy, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and founder of Aries Group of Companies has become the first Indian to be honoured with the Knighthood of Parte Guelfa for his humanitarian and Environmental protection efforts in business and movies.

He hails from Punalur, Kollam, Kerala.

  • The honorary title of “Knight of Parte Guelfa” has been conferred upon him during the conferring ceremony organised during the Investitures of Parte Guelfa of Annus Domini 2021, November 19 to 21.
  • The event was held at the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Palagio di Parte Guelfa in Florence, Italy.

Order of the Guelph Part:

i.Order of the Guelph Part or Ordo Parte Guelfae which was initially known as Societas Partis Ecclesiae is an order of pontifical foundation established by Pope Clement IV in 1266.

ii.The Guelph part is concerned with environmental protection and the knighthood is recognised as the protector of the World Environment.

About Dr Sohan Roy:

i.Dr Sohan Roy, an Indian entrepreneur based in Sharjah, is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, an award-winning director and a poet.

ii.Forbes listed him among the top Indian leaders of the Arab World four times in a row between 2015 and 2019.

iii.Aries Punnamada Urukku Chundan, a steel snake boat developed by Sohan Roy’s Aries Marine, has been certified as the world’s largest canoe crew by Guinness World Records.


i.He has directed DAM999, a Hollywood venture, whose screenplay was added to the permanent core collection in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and DAMs: The lethal water bombs, which won 23 international awards.

ii.His works include “Mmm…Sound of pain” movie on environmental protection.

iii.He has also won the Better world Fund Unity Award for his documentary “Black Sand” on ecological degradation & unscientific mining methods adopted in the Alappad region.