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Desi IT Moguls Too Spread A Charity Bill

Strategic Philanthropy | Dec 16, 2005

BILL AND Melinda Gates have pledged to give away a substantial chunk of their multi-billion dollar fortune to their charitable foundation.
Indian software moguls and their spouses are showing that they are equally keen to give away significant portions of their wealth to causes they believe in. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani’s wife, Rohini Nilekani have signed perhaps two of the biggest individual cheques ever in the history of Indian philanthropy.

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