Shiv Nadar 'India's Most Generous', donated Rs. 3 cr per day, Azim Premji is 2th: Huran report

Wipro's Azim Premji slipped to the second rank this year with an annual donation of Rs. 484 crores. Premji is also the only living Indian to be featured in the Hurun Philanthropists of the Century list.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Oct 2022 10:27 AM GMT
Shiv Nadar Indias Most Generous, donated Rs. 3 cr per day, Azim Premji  is 2th: Huran report

Hyderabad: Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies, bagged the "India's Most Generous" title, according to Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022. He donated Rs. 3 crores per day, mostly towards the field of education, making a total of Rs. 1,161 crores of annual donations.

Wipro's Azim Premji slipped to the second rank this year with an annual donation of Rs. 484 crores. Premji is also the only living Indian to be featured in the Hurun Philanthropists of the Century list.

Reliance Industries' Mukesh Ambani came third on the list with an annual donation of Rs. 411 crores.

Nadar, Azim Premji, and Ambani, all three of them contributed largely to the education sector.

Aditya Birla Group's Kumar Mangalam family, who made an annual donation of Rs. 242 crores, mainly contributed towards the healthcare sector. Susmita and Subrato Bagchi and Radha and N.S Parthasarathy of Mindtree company, who came fifth in the list, also contributed largely towards healthcare.

With a donation of Rs. 190 crores, India's richest man Gautam Adani came seventh on the list.

Women philanthropists

Six women philanthropists feature in the list. With a donation of Rs. 120 crores, Rohini Nilekani is the most generous woman philanthropist in India followed by Leena Gandhi Tewari and Anu Aga who donated Rs. 21 crores and Rs. 20 crores, respectively.

Rise in personal philanthropy in India

According to Hurun's research, this year, 15 Indians made an annual donation of Rs. 100 crores, 20 over Rs. 50 crores, and 43 over Rs. 20 crores.

"We are pleased to associate with Hurun India for the fourth consecutive year for the launch of EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List. Our focus remains the same on bringing forth one of the most authoritative lists of philanthropists in India. Like every year, we aim to document and analyse the evolving patterns of philanthropic giving in the country. The EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022 presents us with an opportunity to deep dive into the motivations and thoughts that drive these eminent philanthropists to contribute towards a plethora of causes," said Naghma Mulla, CEO of EdelGive Foundation.

Anas Rahman Junaid, the MD and chief researcher of Hurun India, said, "I am very stoked to see the rise in personal philanthropy in India. Cumulative personal donations grew by 50% up to Rs. 3,097 crores, and this constitutes 55% of donations in the list. EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List narrates modern India's giving culture through the eyes of the philanthropists."

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