Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambai ( 'Dhirubhai' is a nickname ) came from a tiny village that is not even a dot on the political map of Gujarat. But Chorwad, in Junagadh district, today remembers that its most famous scion born- was the progeny of a humble school teacher, and that he could not go in for higher education simply because there was no money in the family kitty.
There are scores of rags to-riches stories in every society, but there is only one on Dhirubhai. Dhirubhai earned quite handsomely in the yarn business and graduated from a yarn trader to a mill owner in 1966 by setting up a small textile mill at Naroda, near Ahmedabad and then his tryst with success followed.A man far ahead of his times, Dhirubhai Ambani epitomised the dauntless entrepreneurial spirit. From a humble beginning, he went on to create an enviable business empire within a span of just 25 years. The Rs.60,000 crore Reliance Group is a living testimony to his effort.
Dhirubhai AmbaniOn 6th July 02 this great entrepreneur bid goodbye to the world but has continued to inspire millions of Indians.