Zerodha founders, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Akshay Kumar and more donate up to ₹50 crore in FY21

Oct 29, 2021

By: Bhakti Makwana

EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021 reveals top new entrants to the philanthropy list

Hurun India and EdelGive released the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021 of the most generous individuals in India who became top philanthropists by donating crores to causes ranging from education to climate change.

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

The 61-year-old Indian marquee investor has donated ₹50 crore in FY21 for the education sector in the country. He runs Rare Enterprises, which is a private equity investment and asset management firm based in Mumbai.

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Hasmukh Chudgar and family

Promoters of Intas Pharmaceuticals Hasmukh Chudgar and family donated ₹29 crore for the cause of education in the country. Hasmukh Chudgar founded Gujarat-based Intas Pharmaceuticals in 1977 and now has handed over operations to his sons Nimish and Binish, who reportedly run a $2.2 billion (revenue) company.

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Akshay Kumar

The 54-year-old Indian actor donated ₹26 crore to disaster relief in FY21. The Bollywood star has been active in donating to several causes from COVID relief funds to education.

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Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath

The founders of investment platform Zerodha made a donation of ₹25 crore to the disaster relief sector in the country. Zerodha, a stock broking platform, was founded by both brothers in 2010 that also offers services to invest in mutual funds, commodities, bonds.

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Dilip Shanghvi

The 79-year-old founder of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies Sun Pharmaceuticals made a donation of ₹15 crore. Shanghvi is an Indian billionaire businessman and one of the country's richest people.

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Amitabh Bachchan

The 79-year-old actor who is considered to be one of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema has donated ₹15 crore to the disaster relief sector. The actor has been doing a lot of charitable work since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Radha Vembu and Vembu Sekar from Zoho

Radha Vembu who is an Indian billionaire businesswoman and a promoter of Indian software development company Zoho Corporation donated ₹12 crore. Another Zoho promoter Vembu Sekar donated ₹9 crore to disaster relief.

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Vinod Kumar Agarwal

The managing director of coal importer Agarwal Coal Corporation donated ₹11 crore to the healthcare sector in FY21.

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Mangal Prabhat Lodha

The 65-year old Mangal Prabhat who is a businessman and politician donated ₹9 crore to the healthcare sector. He is the founder of the Macrotech Developers or Lodha Group, a Mumbai-based real estate developer.

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Rajiv Kumar and Ravinder Kumar

Rajiv Kumar and Ravinder Kumar from the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry donated ₹28 crore to the disaster relief sector.

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