With donations of Rs 22 crore/day, Wipro Azim Premji is most generous Indian
Azim Premji, the founder and chairman of Wipro, has topped the list of India's philanthropists 2020 with a total donation of Rs 7,904 crore.
According to the seventh edition of EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020, Ajit Premji has been the most generous philanthropist in India for 2020. He has donated Rs 22 crore per day.
"Azim Premji Endowment Fund owns 13.6 per cent of the promoter's shareholding in Wipro and has the right to receive all money earned from promoter shares. On 1 April 2020, Azim Premji Foundation (Rs 1,000 crore), Wipro (Rs 100 crore), and Wipro Enterprises (INR 25 crore) have committed INR 1,125 crore towards tackling the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. These are in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro, and the usual philanthropic spending of the Azim Premji Foundation," the press statement by EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020 read.
HCL'S Shiv Nadar, 75, ranked second with Rs 795 crore donation. As of 2019, Nadar has invested over $800 million through the Foundation, impacting over 30,000 students directly. Nadar's wife, Kiran Nadar chairs the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India's first private philanthropic art museum exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and the subcontinent.
With a donation of Rs 458 crore by richest India Mukesh Ambani, who is the Chairman of Reliance Industries, came third. On March 30, Reliance Industries announced a donation of Rs 500 crore to the PM CARES Fund and Rs 5 crore each to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund of Maharashtra and Chief Minister's Relief Fund of Gujarat to support their fights against the Covid-19.