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Azim Premji tops EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy list 2020

Even though they are successful in the businesses they run, striving hard for the profit their companies earn and fighting bitter boardroom battles at times, India Inc has always helped society and made others benefit from their success.

Azim Premji, the 75-year-old former chairman of Wipro has been the most generous philanthropist in India for 2020 with a donation of Rs 7,904 crore, as per EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020 unveiled Tuesday.

Shiv Nadar, founder chairman of HCL Technologies was ranked second, followed Mukesh Ambani, chairman, Reliance Industries, Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, and Anil Agarwal, chairman, Vedanta Group. Among the lot, Birla debuted at the top 5 slot in this list and is the youngest among the top 10.

7 women found a place in the list with Rohini Nilekani (donating Rs 47 crore) being India’s most generous woman; followed by Anu Aga & family of Thermax (Rs 36 crore), and Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Rs 34 crore).

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