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.
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.