DHIRUBHAI AMBANI An Entrepreneur

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Dhirajlal Harichand Ambani
Born ( December 28, 1932) Chorwad, Gujarat, India Died July 6, 2002 (aged 69) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Occupation Industrialist Spouse Kokilaben Ambani Mukesh Ambani Children Anil Ambani

Junagadh in the now state of Gujarat. He was the second son of a school teacher. at Chorwad. India to Hirachand Gordhanbhai Ambani and Jamnaben ‡ [1] in a Modh family of very moderate means ‡ [2]. Dhirubhai Ambani is said to have started his entrepreneurial career by selling "pakora" to pilgrims in Mount Girnar over the weekends .Early life ‡ Dhirubhai Ambani (Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani) was born on 28 December 1932.

Besse & Co. He worked as a dispatch clerk with A. Two years later A. .Life in Aden ‡ When he was 16 years old. became the distributors for Shell products and Dhirubhai was promoted to manage the company¶s oilfilling station at the port of Aden. he moved to Aden.Yemen. Besse & Co.

. Nina Kothari and Deepti Solhavankar.Marriage Life ‡ He was married to Kokilaben and had two sons. Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani and two daughters.

000. The primary business of Reliance Commercial Corporation was to import polyester yarn and export spices.00. .Reliance Commercial Corporation ‡ Ten years later.15. Dhirubhai returned to India and started the Reliance Commercial Corporation with a capital of Rs.

(Indian Standard Time). He breathed his last on July 6. He was in a state of coma for more than a week.Death ‡ Dhirubhai Ambani was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on June 24. . at around 11:50 P. 2002 after he suffered a major "brain stroke".M. A battery of doctors were unable to save his life. This was his second stroke. 2002. the first one had occurred in February 1986 and had kept his right hand paralyzed.

Gurukant Desai VS Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani .

There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ Guru born in Idhar of Gujrat. . ‡ Dhirubhai born in Chorwad. ‡ Guru Going to Turkey when he was a kid somewhere around 16 years. ‡ Dhirubhai moved to Yemen when he was 16. Junagadh in the state of Gujarat. Dad was a school teacher. His Dad was a school teacher (a head master as shown in the movie).

Dhirubhai was promoted to manage the company¶s oil-filling station at the port of Aden . Dhirubhai worked as dispatch clerk and then later worked in Shell. Guru worked as a clerk and then later worked with Shell. ‡ Dhirubhai would buy the Rials. He also got a promotion.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ Guru was shown as smart guy playing with coins and making money in ball tricks (In short he was shown as a person who knew the trick of minting money). melt them in pure silver and sell it to the bullion traders in London.

may be it was Shakti Trading) with a capital of Rs.00. Guru returned to India and started a business Shakti Corporation (I do not remember the exact name.00. 15000. Dhirubhai returned to India and started a business Reliance Commercial Corporation with a capital of Rs. . ‡ Ten years later. 15000.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ Ten years later.

‡ In 1965 Champaklal Damani and Dhirubhai Ambani ended their partnership and Dhirubhai started on his own ‡ He was called DhiruBhai and was better known by this name. . ³Guru bhai ka Salaam´.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ Brother-in-law ended his partnership with Guru. He was then later better known as Guru Bhai. ‡ He was called Guru Bhai.

one table and three chairs. ‡ Public offers for Shakti corporation targeting the rural India. . ‡ Dhirubhai Ambani is credited with starting the equity cult in India.000 investors from various parts (mainly rural) of India subscribed to Reliance¶s IPO in 1977. ‡ The first office of Reliance Commercial Corporation was a 350 Sq. room with a telephone.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ The Shakti Trading was a 350 Sq. More than 58. room with a telephone. one table and three chairs. Ft. Ft. Many became the partners to Shakti corporation. This was also one of the initial IPOs as he explained them the concept in details.

Mumbai. ‡ Reliance Industries holds the distinction that it is the only Public Limited Company whose several Annual General Meetings were held in stadiums. Over 35.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ Shakti corporation conducted its Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in stadiums. In 1986. Even the movie starts with the a ground and the AGM description. The Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries was held in Cross Maidan.000 partners attended the meeting. was attended by more than 35. This is one of the highlights of the movie.000 shareholders and the Reliance family. .

I am a bania. ‡ At one point in time Ramnath Goenka of Indian Express was a friend of Dhirubhai Ambani. If I am not wrong some English person. Mithun is the owner of a big newspaper (If I am not wrong the name of the newspaper was ³The Independence´). At one occasion Ramnath Goenka is believed to have said ³Nusli is an Englishman. Nusli Wadia . .chairman and majority owner of Bombay Dyeing. ‡ Dhirubhai had to cut through lots of red tape and face rivalry from another big businessman. Later on Ramnath Goenka choose to support Nusli Wadia. I know how to finish him´ ‡ Manik Dasgupta (Mithun da) or Nanaji. He cannot handle Ambani.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ The conflicts/discussions with another business baron (Forgot his name). a friend/Mentor of Guru and then later turning against Guru because of his business approach.

Politician was not giving him any time and finally gave one opportunity. ‡ The scene where Gurukant Desai speaks to a political bigwig in New Delhi. ‡ Ramnath Goenka did not use his staff at the Indian Express to investigate the case but assigned his close confident. Rajiv Gandhi wouldn¶t give any time for a meeting to Dhirubhai Ambani and when he finally gave time. ‡ Meeting between the late Rajiv Gandhi and Dhirubhai Ambani.There are many similarities (with slight modification) and I am putting some some 15 here ‡ Mithun asked Shyam(Madhavan) to write against Guru and going after him. Along with MAnik. In the meeting Guru offered a biggy to the politician. Gurumurthy for this task. advisor and chartered accountant S. he has to face his editor Shyam opposing all his moves while his company keeps growing. . Dhirubhai Ambani made him an offer he couldn¶t refuse.

Famous Quotes ‡ From beginning Dhirubhai was seen in high-regard. His success in the petrochemical business and his story of rags to riches made him a cult figure in the minds of Indian people. As a quality of business leader he was also a motivator." ." *"I am deaf to the word "no". He gave few public speeches but the words he spoke are still remembered for their value. *"Tax is for the poor or the stupid people.

" ‡ "You do not require an invitation to make profits. think fast." ‡ "If you work with determination and with perfection. I keep revising my vision.‡ "Growth has no limit at Reliance. Our commitment deeper." . Only when you dream it you can do it. Our ambitions higher. success will follow." ‡ "Think big. This is my dream for Reliance and for India. And our efforts greater. Ideas are no one's monopoly" ‡ "Our dreams have to be bigger. think ahead.³ ‡ "Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties. and convert adversities into opportunities.

" ‡ "Between my past. Reliance is now a concept in which the Ambanis have become irrelevant." .‡ "Give the youth a proper environment." ‡ "Meeting the deadlines is not good enough." ‡ "Dhirubhai will go one day. Each one of them has infinite source of energy. beating the deadlines is my expectation. This is the foundation of our growth" ‡ "We bet on people." ‡ "Don't give up. courage is my conviction. Motivate them. but we can change the way they Rule Us. Extend them the support they need. the present and the future. there is one common factor: Relationship and Trust." ‡ "We cannot change our Rulers. They will deliver. But Reliance's employees and shareholders will keep it afloat.

Qualities ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Visionary Rational Goal Oriented Cultivate Trust Listener Positive Approach Convincing Power Innovator Spontaneous Self Confidence .

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