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Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015: Azim Premji tops with whopping Rs 27,514 cr; Mukesh Ambani 6th with Rs 345 cr

Sun January 10 2016, 8:35 am
  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

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  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

    1. Azim Premji (70) the most generous Indian of the year donated Rs 27,514 Cr for education. The Azim Premji foundation is working for empowering education in India.” A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, health care and, in turn, her children's own education”, he says. The foundation works in 8 states and has more than 350,000 schools. (Reuters)

  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

    2. Nandan (60) and Rohini Nilekani (56) take the second spot in the list with a contribution of INR 2,404 Cr. Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician. He left Infosys and joined Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as the chairman. Although developing entrepreneurship ecosystem has been their primary area of interest, they are also involved in social & rural development and education in India. Rohini Nilenkani is the chairperson and founder of Arghyam, an organisation that grants funds to implement and manage ground water and sanitations projects in India. (PTI)

  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

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  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

    4. K Dinesh (61) retired from Infosys in 2011. K Dinesh has been actively involved in philanthropic ventures in education, entrepreneurship encouragement and healthcare. With donations of INR 1,238 Cr Dinesh shot into the top ten for the first time. (Courtesy: Infosys)

  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

    5. Shiv Nadar (70), promoter of India’s fourth-largest software company donated INR 525 Cr to various charitable activities through the Shiv Nadar Foundation. "Samudhay” an initiative to develop a replicable model of development for villages across five critical parameters – education, employability, health, infrastructure and water – is the dream project of the chairman of $6.3 billion HCL Technologies. (Express Photo)

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  • Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015, Azim Premji, nandan Nilekani,, Narayana Murthy, K dinesh, infosys, wipro, shiv nadar, mukesh ambani, reliance industries

    7-to-10: Others in the Hurun list are Sunny Varkey, 58, & Family donated Rs 326 crore. The cause they donated to is Education and they are in the Education industry and Gems is their company's name with HQ in Dubai. Ronnie Screwvala, 53, follows with Rs 158 crore. He donated to Education cause. The name of the company is UTV Group based out of Mumbai. Rahul Bajaj, 77, & Family have donated Rs 139 crore. They donated to social development cause. Company's name is Bajaj Auto based out of Pune and and are active in automobile industry. 10th on the list is Pallonji Mistry, 86, who donated Rs 96 crore to social development cause. The name of the company is Shapoorji Pallonji Group based out of Mumbai and it is involved in Engineering & Construction industry.
    Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015 full list:
    1. Azim Premji & Family 2. Nandan & Rohini Nilekani 3. NR Narayana Murthy & Family 4. K.Dinesh & Family 5. Shiv Nadar 6. Mukesh Ambani 7. Sunny Varkey 8. Ronnie Screwvala 9. Rahul Bajaj & family 10. Pallonji Mistry 11. Anil Agarwal & Family 12. Adi Godrej & Family 13. Savitri Jindal & Family 14. Kumar M Birla & family 15. Cyrus S Poonawalla 16. Ajay Piramal 17. S Gopalakrishnan 18. Rohan Murthy 19. Azad Moopen 20. MP Ahammed & family 21. Anil Ambani& Family 22. Anu Aga & Family 23. PNC Menon 24. Suresh and Mahesh Ramakrishnan 25. Sunil Mittal & Family 26. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 27. Anand Burman & Family 28. SD Shibulal & Family 29. Romesh Wadhwani 30. Kushal Pal Singh & family 31. Ravi Pillai 32. Subhash Chandra & family 33. Nita Ambani 34. TS Kalyanaraman 35. Harsh Mariwala & family 36. Pankaj Patel & family
    (Reuters)

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    Rameswar Pattanayak
    Jan 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    Can philanthropic activities of business giants include : Creation of green field satellite villages with urban facilities. These villages can also have houses built and offered on rent for life time to senior citizens who cannot afford to buy or build homes or foresee uselessness of building houses where their offspring may not stay.
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