Shiv Nadar, the founding father of HCL Technologies, has retained the title of the country’s most generous man, adopted by Wipro founder Azim Premji.
In accordance with the EdelGive Hurun India’s Philanthropy Checklist for 2023, Shiv Nadar is India’s leading philanthropist with an annual donation of ₹2,042 crore.
The 78-365 days-venerable billionaire has topped the listing for the third time in five years, and his contributions went up by 76 per cent compared to the 2022 rankings. The donations went to institutions connected to arts and culture, at the side of VidyaGyan, Shiv Nadar Univerity, Shiv Nadar Faculty, Shiksha Initiative, and Kiran Nadar Museum of Artwork.
The listing, launched on Thursday, featured Azim Premji in the 2d characteristic. He donated ₹1,774 crore predominantly in opposition to training-connected causes. His contributions this 365 days seen a 267 per cent say from the old 365 days’s contributions.
Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, and Kumar Mangalam Birla, the chairman of Aditya Birla Community, came third and fourth on the listing. Their contributions were ₹376 crore and ₹287 crore respectively.
Whereas the tip four retained their ranks, Gautam Adani, the chairman of Adani Community, rose two locations from 2022 to the fifth characteristic. His donations for the 2023 monetary 365 days were ₹285 crores, essentially for academic causes.
The Bajaj family also contributed ₹264 crore to the finding out sector and climbed 11 rankings, ending up sixth in the listing.
Anil Agarwal of the Vedanta Community and family donated ₹241 crore to healthcare. Anil Agarwal Foundation also backs the 2015-launched Venture Nand Ghar, which targets to alternate the lives of seven crore younger americans and two crore ladies folks across 13.7 lakh anganwadis in India.
Nandan Nilekani, the co-founding father of Infosys, and his wife, Rohini, the head of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, are both on the listing one after the other at eighth and tenth characteristic. They’ve annual donations of ₹189 crore and ₹170 crore respectively. They’ve signed the ‘Giving Pledge’ and dedicated half of their wealth to philanthropic activities.
Nandan Nilekani, alongside with three quite a lot of prominent contributors from Infosys, Kris Gopalakrishnan, K Dinesh and SD Shibulal, donated a total of ₹175 crore in opposition to philanthropic causes. Moreover, seven ladies folks philanthropists, at the side of Rohini Nilekani, Anu Aga from Thermax Community, and Leena Gandhi Tewari from USV Community, donated ₹23 crore each and every in opposition to the finding out and healthcare sectors.
Serum Institute of India’s Cyrus and Adar Poonawala jumped four rankings and reached ninth characteristic with an annual contribution of ₹179 crore for healthcare causes.
(With inputs from agencies)
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