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Infosys co-founder to donate his half of their wealth to charity

  • Mrinalini Singh
  • November 24, 2017
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Following the path of a patron, Cofounder and Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys Chairman Mr Nandan Nilkani and his spouse Rohini Nilekani have joined the ‘Giving Pledge’ by assuring to donate half of their wealth to it. The Giving Pledge is a community of the world’s richest individuals and families where they donate more than half of their wealth to charitable trusts which have better cause for the nation. The noble initiative was started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in 2010.

The current net income of Mr Nilekani family is $ 1.7 billion which is approximately Rs 11,000 crore. Ahem! Huge amount. They are the 4th Indian signing up for this cause. Before them,  Chairman of Wipro Azim Premji, Biocon chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Shobha Developers Chairman Emeritus PNC Menon have already given their half of the income for this noble cause.

For those who don’t know; Nilekani’s  are running a charitable foundation known as ‘Arghyam’. This foundation works in the areas of domestic water and sanitation. Also, they have started an open learning platform which is called as ‘Ekstep’ that provides children with a collection of learning resources in numeracy and literacy. Since last 20years, the Nilekanis have been participating in various patron activities.

We ‘The Fearless Indian’ appreciate the gesture of Nilekani’s for their noble move and hope that this will inspire many other wealthy individuals to come forward and join hands for the betterment of the country!

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