Azim Premji: Bridging Philanthropy and IT Excellence

Azim Premji was born on July 24, 1945, in Bombay to Dr Gulbanoo Premji and Muhammad Hasham Premji.

 In 2019, Azim Premji stepped down as the Chairman of Wipro and passed the baton to his son Rishad Premji, to focus on philanthropy.

Azim Premji took over Wipro, a small cooking oil company founded by his father, in the late 1960s.

The company expanded its services to include IT consulting, software development, and business process 

In 2001, he founded the Azim Premji Foundation, which later became the Wipro Foundation.

In 2019, he pledged to donate $21 billion to the Azim Premji Foundation, making it one of the largest charitable donations in the world.

In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian honors in India.

He received the Forbes Philanthropy Award for being one of the most generous individuals globally.

He is probably one of the only Indian billionaires who has given back to society, his philanthropy, and charity, are unrivaled

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