Introduction to Indian Philanthropists.
No.1: Azim Premji
Azim Premji (69) topped the Hurun Philanthropy List for the second year running
With a record-breaking donation of ₹12,316cr to his Azim Premji Foundation.
No.2: Anil Agarwal
is second with a donation of ₹1,796cr.
Agarwal has pledged to donate 75% of his family’s wealth to charity.
No.3: Shiv Nadar
The Chairman of HCL and founder of SSN Trust India is third on our list with a donation of ₹1136cr.
No.4: Ratan Tata
Donated ₹620cr to various charitable organisations for the underprivileged through the JRD TATA Trust
The two trusts are working in the areas of nutrition & health, clean water to rural masses and health and hygiene.
No.5: Mukesh Ambani
Of Reliance Industries is Fifth on our Philanthropy List.
Ambani, the richest man in India, donated ₹603cr towards Healthcare.
Besides healthcare, his philanthropy interests include Social & Rural Development and Education.
No.6: Nandan and Rohini Nilekani
Stand Sixth in the list with a contribution of ₹498cr.
Although Education has been their primary area of interest, they are also involved in Social & Rural Development and Healthcare in India.
No.7: Ravi Pillai
Ravi Pillai, has made 101 dreams come true by organising a mass wedding through his Ravi Pillai Foundation.
Each bride was give 4 sovereigns of gold and ₹50,000 each.