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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Three Other Indians Figured in Forbes Philanthropy List

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, N C Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala figured in 2013 year list of Asia-Pacific's most remarkable givers.

May 30, 2013 19:18 IST
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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, P N C Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala – figured in 2013 year list of Asia-Pacific's most remarkable givers.

The annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy is compiled by Forbes Asia magazine. It features a total of 48 persons from the Asia-Pacific region which includes countries like China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Keeping into view Kiran Mazumdar’s work on improving cancer care and her pledge to give away 75 per cent of wealth she was listed as one of the major Philanthropist.

A Brief Insight into the Philanthropy activity of the Figured Indian in Forbes Philanthropy List

P N C Menon- 64 Years old , Chairman Emeritus of Sobha Developers plans to give away half his estimated 435 million dollars fortune .The Sri Kurumba Trust, his family’s charitable arm, adopted 4 villages in his native Kerala state in 2006 and helps families with a monthly income below 90 Dolars.  On a 10-acre site it runs Sobha Hermitage, a home for senior citizens and young widows; Sobha Academy, a free school for more than 700 poor children; and a medical center. The trust also provides free meals and conducts mass weddings.

Vineet Nayar- HCL Technologies Vice Chairman Vineet Nayar sold shares in the outsourcing company for 24 million US Dollars in year 2012 and the proceeds went mostly to Sampark, a charity he started long with his wife Anupama. It works with local governments to improve schools, fund social ventures and expand water supply.

Ronnie Screwvala -Entertainment mogul Rohinton Ronnie' Screwvala is the co-founder of UTV Group and is India Managing Director of Walt Disney's. He  plans to spend 180 million  US Dollars over 5 years to uplift 1 million villagers in Maharashtra. His foundation–started more than 20 years ago and rechristened as Swades (or Homeland) in year 2012 and is already working with 1800 villages in the state.

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