Primary cause: EducationCompany: WiproAzim Premji — the founder chairman of Wipro — has been dubbed ‘India’s most generous’ by the Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. With a donation of ₹7,904 crore, Premji and his family topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. He has donated 10 times more than the second person on the list, Shiv Nadar and family.The Azim Premji Endowment Fund owns 13.6% of the IT Czar’s shareholding in Wipro and has the right to receive all money earned from promoter shares. On 1 April 2020, Azim Premji Foundation committed ₹1,000 crore for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak along with ₹100 crore from Wipro and ₹25 crore from Wipro Enterprises — a sum total of ₹1,125 crore. These donations are in addition to the annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of Wipro, and the routine philanthropic efforts of the Azim Premji Foundation.“Azim Premji is a role model for Indian philanthropy and is continuing to inspire other entrepreneurs into giving,” said Rahman.Primary cause: EducationCompany: HCL TechnologiesAfter Azim Premji, HCL Tech’s Shiv Nadar is India’s second most generous man. Nadar attributes his success to education and scholarships that he received early in his life. And, hence, most of his donations are focused on ensuring good quality education. As of 2019, Nadar has invested over $800 million through the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Nadar’s wife, Kiran Nadar, chairs the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. It is India’s first private philanthropic art museum exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and other parts of the subcontinent.Primary cause: Disaster reliefCompany: Reliance IndustriesThe richest man, not just in India, but all of Asia ranks third on the Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. Last year, on 30 March, Reliance Industries announced a donation of ₹500 crore to the PM CARES Fund and ₹5 crore each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Maharashtra and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Gujarat to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in India.Primary cause: EducationCompany: Aditya Birla This is Kumar Mangalam Birla’s debut in the top five most generous people in India, and he’s the youngest entrepreneur to feature within the top ten. On 3 April 2020, Aditya Birla Group donated ₹400 crore to the PM CARES Fund and ₹50crore to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)-Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence. He also allocated another ₹50 crore specifically for supplying N95 Masks, personal protective equipment (PPEs) and ventilators.Primary cause: HealthcareCompany: VedantaAnil Agarwal, the founder and chairman of Vedanta, along with his family occupy the fifth spot on the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020.Agarwal has been stepping up his philanthropic effects since September 2014, when he pledged 75% of his wealth to charity. The Anil Agarwal Foundation works towards education and computer literacy, vocational training, women and child empowerment, and community welfare.Primary cause: EducationCompany: Piramal EnterprisesThe Piramal Foundation partnered with Bill Gates foundation back in November 2019 to set up a Tribal Health Collaborative that will work closely with the Indian government to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in time for the 2030 deadline. Moreover, on 31 March 2020, the Piramal Group committed ₹25 crore to PM CARES Fund once the COVID-19 pandemic had crossed over into India.Primary cause: Sustainable developmentCompany: InfosysCo-founder and chairman of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani, ranks seventh on EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. Nandan Nilekani and his wife, Rohini Nilekani, signed the Giving Pledge in 2017 — a commitment to donate half of their wealth towards philanthropy.Nilekani is one of three Infosys co-founders to make it onto the list along with S Gopalakrishnan who donated ₹50 crore and SD Shibulal with ₹32 crore. Primary cause: HealthcareCompany: HindujaThe Hinduja brothers, Srichand Hindu and Gopichand Hinduja, rank eighth on the philanthropy list. Established in 1968, Hinduja Foundation focuses on water stewardship, healthcare, education, rural development, as well as arts and culture. Primary cause: EducationCompany: AdaniGautam Adani, the chairman of the Adani Group who has recently been caught in the controversy of doing business with the Myanmar military, ranks ninth on the list. Adani Foundation works in four key areas — education, community health, sustainable livelihood, and community infrastructure development. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adani Foundation announced ₹100 crore donation to the PM CARES Fund on 29 March 2020.Primary cause: HealthcareCompany: Torrent PharmaceuticalsThe brothers, Sudhir Mehta and Samir Mehta, are at the helm of the UNM Foundation. It carries out social and philanthropic activities for the Mehta Family and Torrent Group. Its primary focus areas include community healthcare, education and knowledge enhancement as well as social care and concern.