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Disruptive giving

Strategic Philanthropy | Oct 7, 2016

‘Accidental philanthropist’ uses her good fortune and influence to create more opportunities for India’s poor. Deeply involved in initiatives that have unleashed disruptive change in India across a range of issues, from education to the environment, she has mastered the art of giving.

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