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India’s top philanthropists: All you need to know

Founder-chairman of IT major Wipro Ltd Azim Premji has emerged as the most generous Indian in FY20 with donations worth Rs 22 crore a day or Rs 7,904 crore a year.

According to the seventh edition of EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020, Premji surpassed last year's winner Shiv Naddar, who stood second with a contribution of Rs 795 crore. The HCL technologies chief had donated Rs 826 crore in the previous fiscal.

The report highlights India's top philanthropists in an attempt to capture the growing importance of individual givers in its landscape towards nation-building. Donations for this year have been measured by the value of their cash or cash equivalents from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

Asia's richest man and chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani retained the third spot among the list of givers by donating Rs 458 crore as against Rs 402 crore a year ago, it said. Aditya Birla Group chairman KM Birla and Vedanta Group chief Anil Agarwal were the other philanthropists in the top

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