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Written by The Financial Express | Updated: Mar 25 2011, 08:46am hrs
Dish 2 for Buffet

This is one piece of news visiting philanthropistsand rich menWarren Buffett and Bill Gates will be happy to hear. Industrialist RP Goenka, chairman, RPG Group, has donated $50,000 to the Japanese Red Cross Society for relief and rehabilitation after the double natural disasters, the earthquake and tsunami. Goenka, like everyone else, is deeply distressed by the calamity and decided to do something about it. In a letter to the Japanese Prime Minister, he says, I recall with nostalgia my many contacts with Japanese companies and individuals and the award of The Order of the Sacred Treasure Gold and Silver Star bestowed on me by His Royal Majesty, the Emperor of Japan, in 1997. The donation has been sent on behalf of one of his group companies, Phillips Carbon Black. Earlier, GMR Group chief GM Rao had announced he would donate a substantial sum of money after Buffett came to India.