Businessman Gautam Adani turned 60 today and to mark the
occasion, his wife and Adani Foundation Chairperson Priti Adani took a trip
down the memory lane posting a throwback picture of the Adani Group chairman
along with a heartfelt note.
Sharing a black and white photo of her husband on Twitter,
Priti Adani looked back at their journey together. “More than 36 years
back, I put aside my career and began a new journey with Gautam Adani. Today,
when I look back, it is only with immense respect and pride for the person he
is. On his 60th b’day, I pray for his good health and for him to realize all
his dreams,” she said in the tweet.
While its Gautam Adani’s 60th birthday, it is also the
100th birth anniversary of his father Shantilal Adani. To mark this special
occasion, the Adani family has pledged a donation of Rs 60,000 crore towards
various social causes.
Sharing the announcement on Twitter, Gautam Adani said, “On
our father’s 100th birth anniversary & my 60th birthday, Adani Family is
gratified to commit Rs 60,000 cr in charity towards healthcare, Edu &
skill-dev across India. Contribution to help build an equitable, future-ready
The corpus will be administered by the Adani Foundation.
The funds will be used in the sectors of healthcare, education, and skill
development, and will aim at tackling the roadblock in the path of an
“Atmanirbhar Bharat,” according to a statement by the Adani Group.
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“The Adani Foundation has gained rich experience in
working with communities focused on integrated development efforts across all
these areas. Addressing these challenges can significantly enhance the
competence and competitiveness of our future workforce,” the official
Gautam Adani is the eighth richest person in the world,
according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. He is currently the richest
person in Asia with a net worth of $91.7 billion.