Azim Premji, the founder of Wipro, donates freely and is at number one among India's donors. He donated Rs 7,904 crore in the financial year 2020. That is, donated around 22 crore rupees every day. This is 17 times more than the donation given by Mukesh Ambani.
Ambani gave 458 crores for charity work during this period. The Hurun Report India and the Edelgive Foundation released the country's list of donors on Tuesday.
Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro and Wipro Enterprises donated Rs 1,125 crore to combat the Kovid-19 epidemic. On the other hand, Mukesh Ambani gave 500–500 crore to the Chief Minister Relief Fund of Maharashtra and the Chief Minister Relief Fund of Gujarat.
List of Indian industrialists donating top 10
Rank Name Donation Amount (In Crores Rupees) Company
1 Azim Premji 7904 Wipro
2 Shiv Nadar 795 HCL Technologies
3 Mukesh Ambani 458 Reliance Industries Ltd.
4 Kumar Mangalam Birla and Family 276 Aditya Birla Group
5 Anil Agarwal & Family 215 Vedanta Group
6 Ajay Piramal and Family 198 Piramal
7 Nandan Nilekani 159 Infosys
8 Hinduja Brothers 133 Hinduja Group
9 Gautam Adani 88 Adani
10 Rahul Bajaj and Family 71 Bajaj
The second number after Premji is that of Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies. He donated Rs 795 crore in a year. Mukesh Ambani came third with 458 crore donations.
At number four is Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group and his family who donated 276 crore. In fifth place is Vedanta chairman Anil Aggarwal & Family, who donated 215 crores.