Mumbai: When it comes to philanthropy, Indians don’t share the table with the likes of Bill Gates but still there are a few who do really donate and the latest list is topped by Azim Premji of Wipro.
Close on the heels of releasing the second edition of Hurun India Rich List, China-based Hurun Report Inc launched the inaugural Hurun India Philanthropy List 2013, with IT tycoon Azim Hashim Premji emerging as the most generous Indian with a donation of Rs 8,000 cr in the past year.
Hurun Report included donations made by companies in which an individual had a significant share, by applying the percentage the individual has of the company on the donations.
Education was the most important area for the Indian philanthropists with a total contribution of Rs.12,200 cr. It was followed by social development (Rs.1,210 cr), healthcare (Rs.1,065 cr), rural development (Rs.565 cr), environmental cause (Rs.170 cr) and agriculture (Rs.40 cr).
“This list demonstrates the responsibility taken by entrepreneurs,” Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman and Chief Researcher of Hurun Report said. HCL group Chairman Shiv Nadar is the second highest contributor in the list with a donation of Rs 3,000 cr.