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What Azim Premji's son said after his father was declared 'the most generous Indian'

What Azim Premji's son said after his father was declared 'the most generous Indian'

What Azim Premji's son said after his father was declared 'the most generous Indian'
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By Pradeep Suresh  Nov 11, 2020 2:50:01 PM IST (Published)

Premji donated Rs 7,904 crore this year - a staggering Rs 22 crore per day.

After Azim Premji was declared 'the most generous Indian' -- the billionaire philanthropist topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020 -- his son said that the Wipro founder always saw himself as a trustee of wealth and not an owner.

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Premji donated Rs 7,904 crore this year - a staggering Rs 22 crore per day.
“My father has always believed that he was a trustee of his wealth and never its owner. Being part of the communities in which we live and work is also a core part of Wipro,” tweeted Rishad Premji.
Azim Premji, who was the brain behind the transformation of Wipro from a company trading vegetable oil to a diversified conglomerate, has donated a large part of his wealth to philanthropic causes. The billionaire, who credited the influence his mother and Mahatma Gandhi had on him for his thoughts and action, has been donating for various causes.
A press release by EdelGive Hurun India stated that Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro and Wipro Enterprises have committed Rs 1,125 crore towards tackling the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
While Premji topped the list, he was followed by HCL Technologies founder-chairman Shiv Nadar and Mukesh Ambani who contributed Rs 795 crore and Rs 458 crore respectively.
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