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January 9, 2016

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1.Azim Premji, 70, chairman of Wipro, is the most generous Indian of the year for the third time in a row with donations worth Rs. 27,514 crore to the education sector, says Hurun India Philanthropy List 2015.

2.The top five contributors on the list belonged to the information technology industry. Mr. Premji is followed by Nandan Nilekani and wife, Rohini Nilekani, with donations of Rs. 2,404 crore, while Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy stood third with donations of Rs. 1,322 crore.

3.The top five are also the biggest wealth creators on the Hurun India Rich List. The richest Indian, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL), stood sixth on the philanthropy list with donations of Rs. 345 crore.

4.K Dinesh, after retiring from Infosys in 2011, has been actively involved in philanthropic ventures in education, entrepreneurship encouragement and health care. With donations of Rs. 1,238 crore, he shot into the top 10 for the first time with fourth rank.