Ahmedabad: India’s richest person Gautam Adani and his family pledged Rs. 60, 000 crores for various social works.
The announcement was made to mark the centenary birth anniversary of Shantilal Adani, father of Gautam Adani and Gautam Adani’s 60th birthday.
Adani foundation will be responsible for managing the fund.
Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group said, “In addition to being the 100th birth anniversary of my inspiring father, this year also happens to be the year of my 60th birthday and therefore the family decided to contribute Rs 60,000 crore towards charitable activities related to healthcare, education, and skill development, especially in the rural regions of our nation”.
India’s generous billionaires
Earlier, EdelGive Hurun India had announced the philanthropist list 2021.
Azim Premji who topped the list of generous billionaires had donated Rs. 9713 crores per annum. He retained the title of “India’s most generous” for the second year.
The list of top 10 generous billionaires in India is as follows:
|Name||Company-owned||Donation per annum (in Rs)|
|Azim Premji & family||Wipro||9,713 crore|
|Shiv Nadar & family||HCL Technologies||1,263 crore|
|Mukesh Ambani & family||Reliance Industries||577 crore|
|Kumar Mangalam Birla & family||Aditya Birla||377 crore|
|Nandan Nilekani||Infosys||183 crore|
|Hinduja family||Hinduja||166 crore|
|Bajaj family||Bajaj||136 crore|
|Gautam Adani & family||Adani||130 crore|
|Anil Agarwal & family||Vedanta||130 crore|
|Burman family||Dabur India||114 crore|