Three Indian Gautam Adani, Shiv Nadar and Ashok Soota in the Forbes Asia Heroes of Philanthropy list
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Three Indian billionaires Gautam Adani, Shiv Nadar, and Ashok Soota were named in the 16th edition of Forbes Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy list released on 6 December 2022. It also included Malaysian-Indian businessman Brahmal Vasudevan and his lawyer wife Shanthi Kandiah.
Asia’s richest man Gautam Adani has pledged Rs 60,000 crore to charity. The money will be used in healthcare, education, and skill development. The money will be channelled through the family's Adani Foundation, which was founded in 1996.
Co-founder of HCL Technologies, Shiv Nadar has donated Rs 11,600 crore this year to the Shiv Nadar Foundation. The foundation has helped set up educational institutions such as schools and universities and it also promotes art and culture.
Ashok Soota, founder of Happiest Mind software company has pledged Rs 600 crore (USD 75 million) to the medical research trust he founded in April 2021 for the study of ageing and neurological illnesses.
Malaysian-Indian Brahmal Vasudevan, founder and CEO of Kuala Lumpur-based private equity firm Creador, and his lawyer wife, Shanthi Kandiah, support local communities in Malaysia and India through the Creador Foundation, a non-profit they co-founded in 2018.
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