Azim Premji pledge ₹1,125 crore
Azim Premji: Padma Bhushan award and Indian business tycoon, Azim Hashim Premji is an who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. Wipro Enterprises Ltd, and his Foundation have together committed ₹1,125 crore to help tackle the catastrophe arising from the covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic outbreak.
Wipro Spoke person said “Integrated action will be taken for a comprehensive on-the-ground response in specific geographies. focused on immediate humanitarian aid. The augmentation of healthcare capacity, including containing the covid-19 outbreak and treating those affected by it”.
Of the ₹1,125 crore, Wipro Ltd’s commitment is ₹100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd’s is ₹25 crore, and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is ₹1,000 crore.
These sums are in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro, and the usual philanthropic spends of the Premji Foundation.
He was born in Bombay (India) in a muslim family. His father was a noted businessman and was known as Rice King of Burma. Partition time, when Muhammad Ali Jinnah invited his father Muhammed Hashem Premji to come to Pakistan, he turned down the request and chose to remain in India. He also known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.