. India . Initially Dhirubahi worked as a despatch clerk with A. He was the third son of a school teacher.Yemen . Junagadh in the state of Gujarat . he moved to Aden . Besse & Co.Early life  Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani was born on 28 December 1932 . at Chorwad. When he was 16 years old. into a Modh family of very moderate means.

There a young man in twenties was placing unlimited buy orders of Yemini Rials .Life in Aden  In the 1950s the Yemini administration realized that their main unit of currency Rial was in disappearing. After investigating the matter it was realized that all Rials were routed to the Port City of Aden.

The primary business of Reliance Commercial Corporation was import polyester yarn and export spices. In 1970s he brought. .Reliance Commercial Corporation  Ten years later.00 (US$ 375). . 15000. the Indiawhite Cadillac Carn version of Fiat 1100 . His first car was Premier Padmini . Dhirubai returned to India and started a business Reliance Commercial Corporation with a capital of Rs. later he brought a Mercedez-Benz Car .The first office of Reliance Commercial Corporation was set up at Narsinathan Street at Masjid Bunder.

Dhirubhai started the brand “Vimal”. which was named after his elder brother Ramaniklal Ambani’s son Vimal Ambani .Reliance Textiles  Reliance Textiles Sensing good opportunity in the business of textiles. near Ahmedabad in the year 1966 . Dhirubhai started his first textile mill at Naroda . Textiles were manufactured using polyester fibre yarn.

Initial Public Offering  Dhirubhai Ambani is credited with starting the equity cult in India. .000 investors from various parts of India subscribed to Reliance’s IPO in 1977. was attended by more than 30. Mumbai. More than 58. The Annual General Meeting of Relaince Industries was held in Cross Maidan. In 1986.000 shareholders. Dhirubhai was able to convince people of rural Gujrat that being shareholders of his company will only bring returns to their investment.

It was rumored that the company is making all efforts to ensure that the stock prices did not slide a inch. Sensing an opportunity a bear cartel which was a group of stock brokers from Calcutta started to short sell the shares of Reliance. .Dhirubhai’s Control Over Stock Exchanges  In 1982 Reliance Industries was coming up with a rights issue of partly convertible debentures. To counter this a group of stock brokers till recently referred as “Friends of Reliance” started to buy the short sold shares of Reliance Industries on Bombay Stock Exchange .

information technology & energy .Diversification Over time  His business has diversified into a core specialisation in petrochemicals with additional interests in telecommunications . .

Ambani has known to have flexible values and an unethical streak running through him. He has also been known to have links with the V P Singh government and later the BJP government .Criticism  Despite his almost Midas Touch. His biographer himself has cited some instances of his unethical behavior when he was just an ordinary employee at a petrol pump in Dubai.

who was the Delhi bureau chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review for several years. but the Ambanis threatened legal action if the book was published in India. published an unauthorised biography of Ambani in 1998 in which both his achievements and shortcomings were reported. .Unauthorized Biography  Hamish McDonald.

2002 . 2002 due to a major “brain stroke” suffered by him. at around 11:50 P. He breathed his last on July 6 .M. A battery of highly efficient doctors were unable to save his life.(Indian Standard Time). He was in a state of coma for more than week. .Death  Dhirubhai Ambani was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on June 24 .

R. directed by Mani Ratnam and music by A.Rahman has shown the struggle of a man who strives to make his mark in life. .Film  A film inspired by the life of Dhirubhai was released in January 2007. The Hindi Film Guru . The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in leading roles.

A poll conducted by The Times of India in 2000 voted him “Greatest Creator of Wealth In The Century. . August 2001 – The Economic Times Award for Corporate Excellence for Lifetime Achievement Dhirubhai Ambani was named the Man of 20th Century by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).Awards and Recognitions  .

” . think fast. think ahead .Famous Quotes  ”Think big. This is my dream for Reliance and for india. And our efforts greater. ideas are no one’s monopoly”  “Our dream have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitments depper.

Dhirubhai H. the present and the future. This is the foundation of our growth. there is one common factor: Relationship and Trust. I keep revising my vision. Ambani .Growth through Vision  Growth has no limit at Reliance. you can do it.”  . Only when you can dream it.”  “Between my past.


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