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Azim Premji
In this picture: Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Ltd., smiles during a news conference in Bangalore.

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji will transfer company shares worth Rs 8,846 crore to his endowment trust later this month, with a view to fund philanthropic activities taken up by the body. (Text courtesy: Forbes)

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Anil Agarwal
In this picture: Cairn Energy Chief Executive Bill Gammell (L) and Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal (R) pose for a picture during a news conference in Mumbai.

Chairman of mining outfit Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal pledged $ 1 billion to build a new university in the eastern state of Orissa. Apart from arts and sciences, medicine and engineering, it plans research centers for bio- and nanotechnology, crop genetics and alternative energy. The timetable calls for the first students to arrive on campus in 2011. (Text courtesy: Forbes)
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Sunil Bharti Mittal
In this picture: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

Mittal set up the Bharti Foundation in 2000 and contributed $ 22 million. Older brother Rakesh oversees the foundation. The focus is on education. The Satya Bharti School program covers 17,000 children and 600 teachers in 158 schools. It also set up telecom-technology colleges on the campuses of the Indian Institutes of Technology in New Delhi and Mumbai, and it's funded 26 computer centers and more than 100 libraries aimed at poor children, especially girls.
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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Biocon Chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw contributed $ 10 million to establish a 1,400-bed cancer center in Bangalore.
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Anu Aga
Anu Aga, the retired chairman of engineering firm Thermax, who co-founded Teach For India, which recruits and trains teachers to work in low-income schools. Thermax donates 1 per cent of its profits to charity.
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