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Shilpa Sarvani
‡ D.O.B.- 28.12.1932
‡He born at Chorwad, of Gujurat
‡Father - Biiachanu uovaiuhanuas Ambani -a school teacher
‡Mother- }amanaben- a thrifty woman
‡ Two brothers and two sisters.
CHILDHOOD
´ Extremely demanding, and difficult to placate.
´ As he grew up, he became even more vigorous,
and irrepressible.
´ Possessed immense gusto and enormous energy.
´ Always determined to do what he wanted to do, in
exactly the way he wanted it done, come hell or high
water, as the phrase goes.
` After he completed his primary education, at the village
school, he was sent to the Junagarh Dist. for further
studies.
` Quite popular in his school and well- known for his
brilliance and hard-work.
` Elected general secretary of the Junagarh Students Union.
` After his annual matriculation examination, on the request of his
father he had to move to Aden, Yemen to support his family.
` Aged 16 yrs.
` Started worked with A. Besse & Co. as a dispatch clerk for a
salary of Rs.300, immediately on reaching Aden.
` A. Besse & Co.-- largest transcontinental trading firm east of
Suez, engaged in almost every branch of trading business-
cargo booking, handling, shipping, forwarding, and wholesale
merchandising.
` Dhirubhai -first sent to the commodities trading section & later,
transferred to the section that handled petroleum products for
the oil giant Shell.
` quick on the uptake; learnt the ways of commodity trading.
` Roamed the bazaars of Aden where traders from
different backgrounds, bought and sold goods worth
millions of pound sterling during the day.
` Temptation towards speculation- Joined
Gujarati firm- Learnt the basics.
` Read newspapers, magazines, book, etc. ± relating to
business, history, and psychology.
` 1954-Ambani¶s marriage and 1
st
oil refinery and harbor
came up in Aden. Promotion to Ambani.
` Enters into partnership with cousin Champaklal Damani in
1962 for yarn and spices business with a capital of Rs.15,000.
` Ends partnership in 1965 due to conflicts of decisions.
` Starts sole proprietorship concern.
´ Starts Reliance textiles at Naroda in 1966.
´ Starts brand of vimal textiles; vimal brand
franchised throughout the country.
´ His assets were worth 10 lakhs by 1970¶s.
´ Reliance textiles gets certified excellent by developed
country standards for their manufacturing units in 1975.
´ The Vimal brand phased out couple of years back- but
revived by the Reliance textiles in 2008.
´decided to start a textile unit of his own
´decided to buy a old mill and renovate it
´But just when the deal was to be initialed, one of the
partners reneged on the agreement
´From then on he decided to build on his own using the
best technology irrespective of the cost
´First factory was built in Naroda, still a developing area
´ Most of his team members were uneducated except
for an engineer and 2 matriculates
´ Nylon was decided to be manufactured.
´ Devaluation by the government steeply
raised the project cost.
´ Problem of locating trained and experienced textile
mill workers
´ In spite of all difficulties, production started on the
morning of the target date of 1 September 1966
Motivator and Person of his Words
` (DA-IICT)- Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and
Communication Technology - established by The
Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation (DAF) at Gandhinagar in
Gujarat.
Community Development
` Gave importance for community development.
´ The DAF has joined the management of Sir
Hurkisondas Nurottumdas Hospital and Research
Centre (HNH&RC)
´ It is a 28-year-old institution involved in clinical
research
´ DAF converted this hospital into a patient-focused and
not-for-profit.
´ Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Lodhivali, District Raigad
Healthcare Initiatives
He gave few public speeches but the words he spoke are still
remembered for their value:
` Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment
deeper. And our efforts greater. This is my dream for Reliance and for
India.
` "You do not require an invitation to make profits."
` "Give the youth a proper environment. Motivate them. Extend them the
support they need. Each one of them has infinite source of energy.
They will deliver."
` "We bet on people."
` "We cannot change our Rulers, but we can change the way they Rule
Us.³
`
` "Meeting the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is
my expectation."

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´ ´ ´ . and irrepressible. in exactly the way he wanted it done. and difficult to placate. as the phrase goes. he became even more vigorous.CHILDHOOD ´ Extremely demanding. As he grew up. come hell or high water. Always determined to do what he wanted to do. Possessed immense gusto and enormous energy.

` Quite popular in his school and well. ` . at the village school.known for his brilliance and hard-work. for further studies. Elected general secretary of the Junagarh Students Union.` After he completed his primary education. he was sent to the Junagarh Dist.

` ` ` ` ` . Yemen to support his family. and wholesale merchandising.-.largest transcontinental trading firm east of Suez. forwarding. engaged in almost every branch of trading businesscargo booking. Aged 16 yrs. on the request of his father he had to move to Aden.300.` After his annual matriculation examination. Dhirubhai -first sent to the commodities trading section & later. Besse & Co. learnt the ways of commodity trading. Besse & Co. as a dispatch clerk for a salary of Rs. Started worked with A. immediately on reaching Aden. shipping. quick on the uptake. A. transferred to the section that handled petroleum products for the oil giant Shell. handling.

Joined Gujarati firm.` Roamed the bazaars of Aden where traders from different backgrounds. magazines. and psychology. bought and sold goods worth millions of pound sterling during the day. etc. history. Temptation towards speculation. 1954-Ambani¶s marriage and 1st oil refinery and harbor came up in Aden. ` ` ` . book. ± relating to business. Promotion to Ambani.Learnt the basics. Read newspapers.

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` Enters into partnership with cousin Champaklal Damani in 1962 for yarn and spices business with a capital of Rs. Starts sole proprietorship concern.15. Ends partnership in 1965 due to conflicts of decisions. ` ` .000.

´ Starts ´ Starts Reliance textiles at Naroda in 1966. assets were worth 10 lakhs by 1970¶s. ´ The . ´ His ´ Reliance textiles gets certified excellent by developed country standards for their manufacturing units in 1975. brand of vimal textiles. vimal brand franchised throughout the country.but revived by the Reliance textiles in 2008. Vimal brand phased out couple of years back.

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one of the partners reneged on the agreement ´ From then on he decided to build on his own using the best technology irrespective of the cost factory was built in Naroda.´ decided ´ decided ´ But to start a textile unit of his own to buy a old mill and renovate it just when the deal was to be initialed. still a developing area ´ First .

´ Problem of locating trained and experienced textile mill workers spite of all difficulties. production started on the morning of the target date of 1 September 1966 ´ In .Motivator and Person of his Words ´ Most of his team members were uneducated except for an engineer and 2 matriculates was decided to be manufactured. ´ Nylon ´ Devaluation by the government steeply raised the project cost.

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established by The Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation (DAF) at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Community Development ` Gave importance for community development.Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology .` (DA-IICT). .

Healthcare Initiatives ´ The DAF has joined the management of Sir Hurkisondas Nurottumdas Hospital and Research Centre (HNH&RC) ´ It is a 28-year-old institution involved in clinical research converted this hospital into a patient-focused and not-for-profit. Ambani Hospital. Lodhivali. District Raigad ´ DAF ´ Dhirubhai .

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Motivate them. This is my dream for Reliance and for India. "You do not require an invitation to make profits. And our efforts greater. Our commitment deeper.He gave few public speeches but the words he spoke are still remembered for their value: ` Our dreams have to be bigger. but we can change the way they Rule Us. They will deliver." "Give the youth a proper environment." "We bet on people." "We cannot change our Rulers. Our ambitions higher. beating the deadlines is my expectation. Extend them the support they need.³ "Meeting the deadlines is not good enough. Each one of them has infinite source of energy." ` ` ` ` ` ` .

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