Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian business tycoon. He is the founder & chairman of Wipro, an IT giant. Apart from his business, Azim Premji is a philanthropist, he tops the list of philanthropy in India. There are many things that you may not know about Azim Premji, here are some facts that will make you admire this personality.
Unknown & Interesting Facts about Azim Premji :
1. Invitation from Pakistan
The father of Azim Premji, Muhammad Hashem Premji got an invitation from the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah to come to Pakistan. His father rejected & remained in India.
2. Completed his education after 30 years
At the age of 21, Azim Premji was studying for a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University. Due to the sudden demise of his father, he left his education & started operating Wipro. He completed his degree over 30 years later.
3. Source of Inspiration
Azim Premji admires Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD Tata).
4. Charity is the mission
Azim Premji transferred 8.6% of his stake in the Azim Premji Foundation. The value of the stakes was Rs 8646 crore. This was the biggest amount ever donated by an individual for charity in India.
In 2011, Azim Premji was honoured with Padma Vibhushan the second-highest civilian award of India.
These were some of the unknown & interesting facts about Azim Premji.