Thursday, 2 June 2011

Dhirubhai Ambani

Born in the village in Saurashtra (Gujarat), village in Saurashtra (Gujarat), Founder Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited, Founder Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited. Reliance Group, with interests in textiles, petrochemicals, petroleum, oil and gas, financial services, insurance, power, telecom and infocom, is India's largest business house with total sales of Rs 62,000 crore (US$ 13.2 billion), net profits of Rs 4,400 crore (US$ 950 million) and cash flow of over Rs 6,800 crore (US$ 1.5 billion).

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.

Dhirubhai Ambani
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.

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