Seven Indians on Forbes' Asia's Philanthropy List

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Seven Indians feature in Forbes' Asia's ninth annual Heroes of Philanthropy List, highlighting some of the region's most noteworthy givers from 13 countries across Asia Pacific.

India’s most noteworthy philanthropists feature in Forbes’ Asia’s ninth annual Heroes of Philanthropy list. Seven Indians have contributed in some way or the other to be a part of this list.

Sunny Varkey, Kerala-born entrepreneur pledged half of his fortune to charity as a part of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet-led Giving Pledge initiative.Four Infosys’s co-founders Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, Nandan Nilekani, SD Shibulal and Mohandas Poi are a part of the list for their independent contributions to the fields of health and education.
“Their funding has helped projects which include medical research, education, children, who live in poverty and care for the elderly”, Forbes said.

The fifth Infosys co-founder, NR Narayana Murthy is a part of this list because of his son Rohan for donating $5.2 million to Harvard University Press for the promotion of ancient Indian literary classics.

The other Indians on the list are London-based brothers Suresh and Mahesh Ramakrishnan, founders of Whitcomb & Shaftesbury tailors on London’s Saville Row.

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