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HCL’s Shiv Nadar named country’s most generous philanthropist

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HCL founder Shiv Nadar topped as the most generous person in the country with an annual donation of Rs 1,161 crore, the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022 revealed. Nadar, 77, has reclaimed the ‘India’s most generous’ title with a donation of Rs 3 crore per day, according to the report.

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Wipro’s Azim Premji, 77, slipped to the second position with an annual donation of Rs 484 crore after ruling at the top position for the last two consecutive years, it said. India’s richest man Gautam Adani, 60, ranked seventh in Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022, with a donation of Rs 190 crore.

Top 10 in the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022 is shown below:

Rank Name Donation (Rs cr) Primary cause Company
1(+1) Shiv Nadar & family 1,161 Education HCL Technologies
2(-1) Azim Premji & family 484 Education Wipro
3(-) Mukesh Ambani & family 411 Education Reliance Industries
4(-) Kumar Mangalam Birla & family 242 Healthcare Aditya Birla
5* Susmita and Subroto Bagchi 213 Healthcare Mindtree
5* Radha and NS Parthasarathy 213 Healthcare Mindtree
7(+1) Gautam Adani & family 190 Disaster Relief Adani
8(+1) Anil Agarwal & family 165 Disaster Relief Vedanta
9(-4) Nandan Nilekani 159 Societal Thinking Infosys
10(+1) AM Naik 142 Healthcare Larsen & Toubro

Top 10 New entrants in EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022:

Rank Name Donation (Rs cr) Age Primary Cause Company
1 Susmita and Subroto Bagchi 213 65 Healthcare Mindtree
1 Radha and NS Parthasarathy 213 61 Healthcare Mindtree
3 Ajit Isaac 115 55 Healthcare Quess Corp
4 Rakesh Gangwal 100 69 Education InterGlobe Aviation
5 Girdhari Lal Bawri, Rajendra Agarwal and Banwari Lal Bawri 41 Education Macleods Pharmaceuticals
6 Naveen Jindal & family 38 52 Education Jindal Steel & Power
7 Ashok Soota 26 79 Disaster Relief Happiest Minds Technologies
8 Govind Dholakia 15 75 Disaster Relief Shree Ramkrishna Exports
9 Madhukar Parekh, Ajay Parekh & Kalpana Parekh 10 Disaster Relief Pidilite Industries
10 Anil Rai Gupta & family 9 53 Disaster Relief Havells India

Important points in the report

  • The report further revealed that in India a total of 15 individuals made an annual donation of over Rs 100 crore, 20 donated over Rs 50 crore and 43 over Rs 20 crore.
  • Based on the place of residence, Mumbai led with 33 per cent of the list of most generous people in the country, followed by New Delhi accounting for 16 per cent, and Bengaluru at 13 per cent.
  • The pharmaceutical industry has the largest number of philanthropists in the list, accounting for 20 per cent, followed by chemicals and petrochemicals at 11 per cent.
  • The average age of philanthropists on the list is 69 years, which is two years older than last year’s.

About the Hurun Report:

The Hurun Report is based on a survey of India’s most successful entrepreneurs, including those from the Hurun India Rich List 2022, meticulously cross-referencing the results with media reports and charitable foundations. In the course of the research, Hurun Report also attended non-profit-related seminars, as well as meeting with scholars, experts, philanthropists, and senior members of charitable foundations.

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