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Muslim named Most Generous Indian by donating 7,904 crores

Azim Premji was declared the Most Generous Indian of 2020 on Tuesday. After the announcement, his son Rishad Premji took to Twitter to appreciate his father’s philosophy.

Azim Premji, founder-chairman of Wipro, was named the Most Generous Indian on Tuesday for his philanthropic work. Premji topped the list of philanthropists in India for the year 2020 for having donated Rs 7,904 crores, which is Rs 22 crores a day, towards various causes. The news was announced by EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020.

WHAT DID RISHAD PREMJI TWEET?

After his father was named as the Most Generous Indian for the year 2020, Rishad Premji took to Twitter to share his father’s philosophy about wealth.

“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,” he wrote in his appreciation post for Azim Premji.

Take a look:

My father has always believed that he was a trustee of his wealth and never it’s owner. Being part of the communities in which we live and work is also a core part of Wipro. pic.twitter.com/TiDL58S23M— Rishad Premji (@RishadPremji) November 11, 2020

The tweet soon garnered more than 9.8k likes and 1.5k retweets. Netizens praised Premji’s philosophy and his contributions too.

See some comments:

People with such belief are truly children of God!
He is a rare gem of India!! We are blessed to have him amongst us.#philantropist#GodBless— Prabhaat #StayHomeSaveLives (@pkvarsha) November 11, 2020

Great man.— anil pradhan (@anilpradhan2009) November 11, 2020

This is phenomenal. Immense #respecthttps://t.co/3addAC3DnZ— Rohith Ravichandran (@ae2r) November 11, 2020

— Baibhav Mishra (@mishra_baibhav) November 11, 2020

Huge respect to Premji Family for such inspiring values. This will guide generations of new wealth.
@RishadPremji https://t.co/KwJUY0RbyM— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) November 11, 2020

Most generous person #AzimPremji
https://t.co/1sS3EjQsOy— siva drakshrapu (@sivadrakshrapu) November 11, 2020

We need more such business leaders as role models @RishadPremjihttps://t.co/w7afZXKU19— Gurminder Singh (@gurminder01) November 11, 2020

The press statement by EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020 reads, “Azim Premji Endowment Fund owns 13.6 per cent of the promoter’s shareholding in Wipro and has the right to receive all money earned from promoter shares. On April 1, 2020, Azim Premji Foundation (Rs 1,000 crore), Wipro (Rs 100 crore), and Wipro Enterprises (INR 25 crore) have committed INR 1,125 crore towards tackling the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. These are in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro, and the usual philanthropic spending of the Azim Premji Foundation.”

WHO ELSE FEATURED ON THE LIST?

Apart from Azim Premji, HCL Technologies founder-chairman Shiv Nadar, who donated 795 crores, and richest Indian, Mukesh Ambani, who donated Rs 458 crores towards philanthropy, featured on the list.

WHO IS AZIM PREMJI?

Azim Premji is an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer and philanthropist, who was the chairman of Wipro Limited

Source : India Today