The Great Gujarat Leaders Of Reliance Communications


This article provide information regarding Reliance Communications’ founder - Dhirubhai Ambani and its chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani.It also provide you the highlights of their life From beginning to present.

This article provide information regarding Reliance Communications’ founder - Dhirubhai Ambani and its chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani.It also provide you the highlights of their life From beginning to present.

Biography Of Reliance Communications' founder-Dhirubhai Ambani


Dhirubhai Ambani
Born : 28 December 1932

Birth Place: Chorwad,Gujarat

Father: Hirachand

Merried to: Kokilaben

Children: Two sons-Mukesh and Anil,Two daughters- Nina and Deepti

He went to Aden in 1949 for job purpose.

First Job: As dispatch clerk for A. Besse & Co.,Aden

He returned to India in 1958.

First business venture-'Reliance Commercial Corporation.'

Business type: a spice trading company

He changed his Business to Textile.He also changed his company's name from Reliance Commercial Corporation to Reliance Textile Industries Limited.

He set up his Reliance Textile mill in Naroda, Gujarat in 1966.

One technical team of the World Bank visited naroda Mill and said it as one of the best composite textile mills in India and certified it as 'excellent even by developed country standards' In 1975.

In 1977,the Reliance Textiles IPO comes to market and its successful.

After it,in 80s Dhirubhai become a good name in Indian Market.

In 1991, he set up Reliance unit at Hazira,for manufacture of petrochemicals.

After that he planned to form Refinery of his Dream at Jamnagar,Gujarat and when this dream come true it would become history.

Death of Dhirubhai Ambani: July 6, 2002.


Awards and Achievements


1."Man Of The Century" award by Chemtech Foundation and Chemical Engineering World,in November 2000 for his outstanding contribution to the chemical industry in India

2."Power 50 - the most powerful people in Asia" by Asia week magazine in 2000, 1998 and 1996.

3."Dean's Medal" by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in June 1998 for his leadership. Dhirubhai Ambani is the first Indian to get Wharton School Dean's Medal

4.Economic Times Awards in August 2001 for Corporate Excellence for Lifetime Achievement.

5."Man of 20th Century" by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

6.The Times of India conducted poll in 2000,people voted him "Greatest Creator of Wealth In The Centuries".

Biography Of Reliance Communications' chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani.


anil ambani
Born : June 4, 1959

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Father: Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani

Mother: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani

Study/Education: Bachelor of Science from the Mumbai University and
MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Married to: Tina Munim

Children: two sons-Jai Anmol and Jai Anshul

Anil joined Reliance in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer, and has been deeply involved in each and every aspect of the company's management.And Now he is the chair man of Reliance Industries Ltd(Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group).
Reliance Communication
He expand his fathers Business from Textiles to General Insurance, Entertainment,Life Insurance,Communications,Energy and Mutual Fund.

And till date he is trying to expand it as wide as possible.

One Foundation named Harmony is also ran for Senior citizens by RIL,ADAGroup.

He is a member of Several Institutions Like,

1.Chairman of the Board of Governors of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology(DAIICT), Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

2.Wharton Board of Overseers, The Wharton School, USA

3.Central Advisory Committee, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

4.Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

5.Board of Governors Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

In June 2004, he was elected for a six-year term as an independent member of the Rajya Sabha, Upper House of India's Parliament a position he chose to resign voluntarily on March 25, 2006.

Awards and Achievements:



1.'CEO of the Year 2004' in the Platts Global Energy Awards

2.In TNS Mode opinion poll, 2004 he Rated as one of 'India's Most Admired CEOs' for the sixth consecutive year in the Business Barons

3.'The Entrepreneur of the Decade Award' by the Bombay Management Association(BMA), October 2002

4.The First Wharton Indian Alumni Award by the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) in December 2001

5.He was introduced as the only 'new hero' in Business and Finance from India, June 1999 by Asia week magazine in its list of 'Leaders of the Millennium in Business and Finance'.


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