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EdelGive and Hurun India recognizes Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as the Second most generous women philanthropist in India

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Contributed Rs. 96 Crores for philanthropic causes across Science, Research & Education, Social & Environment, and Art & Culture segments

Bengaluru, 9 November 2023: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd. and Biocon Biologics Ltd. has been recognized as the Second most generous women philanthropist, in the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List. Her remarkable philanthropic contribution of Rs. 96 Crores have benefited the Science, Research & Education, Social & Environment, and Art & Culture segments, in FY2023 (over 26 lakh per day). She has been named as the top philanthropist to have contributed between the range of 50 to 100 crores.

This is the tenth year of the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List. It features individuals who have donated Rs. 5 crore or more during the period April 2022 – March 2023, which positions Kiran among the Top 15 philanthropists in India. The distinguished EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2023 that compiles top 119 Philanthropists (25 new entrants) highlights the efforts of 7 Women Philanthropists. The philanthropists have cumulatively donated Rs. 8,445 Crores which has increased by 59% compared FY2022.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, “Philanthropy is about setting an example and I think many of us, first-generation entrepreneurs who have built very successful businesses have come together to take a common approach to philanthropy. We all believe that every generation has to create new wealth and the wealth that you have created, a large part of it must go back into making the society better. It is this belief that has led me to focus my philanthropic efforts on Science, Research & Education; Social & Environment; and Art & Culture, with a zeal to change the world for the better.”

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has been actively contributing towards the welfare of several causes across Art & Culture, Science, Research & Education, and Social & Environment. She believes it is one of the factors that can Advance Humanity. Her contributions support scientific research, with a special focus on the biosciences, encourages the conservation and advancement of art and culture, and also backs institutions and initiatives actively working in areas related to the environment, sustainability, health, nutrition, diversity and inclusion. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the first Indian woman to join The Giving Pledge – a global initiative in 2015. She was the second Indian to join after Azim Premji. Since then, notable philanthropists from India have joined The Giving Pledge founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that encourages billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.

Please find the tables of the ranking below extracted from the EDELGIVE HURUN INDIA PHILANTHROPY LIST 2023. Please refer to the report for more details.

Table 6: India’s most generous women – 2023

Rank Name Donation (INR Cr) Age Primary Cause Company
1 Rohini Nilekani 170 64 Ecosysstem Building Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Science, Research & Education
3 Anu Aga & family 23 81 Education Thermax
3 Leena Gandhi Tewari 23 66 Healthcare USV
4 Manju D Gupta & family 14 80 Livelihood Enhancement Lupin
5 Vembu Radha 13 50 Rural Development Zoho Corporation
6 Renu Munjal & family 9 68 Diversity and Inclusion Hero MotoCorp

Table 13: Table for philanthropist who donated between 50 to 100 crores

Rank Name Donation (INR Cr) Company Residence Age
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
2 Kris Gopalakrishnan & family 93 Infosys Bengaluru 68
3 Ranjan Pai & family 92 Manipal Education & Medical Bengaluru 50
4 Sanjiv Goenka & family 85 CESC Kolkata 62
4 Kochouseph Chittilappilly & family 82 V-Guard Industries Ernakulam 72
6 Anand Mahindra & family 82 Mahindra & Mahindra Mumbai 68
7 Dilip & Anand Surana 77 Micro Labs Bengaluru 57, 52
8 Sudhir Mehta & Samir Mehta 73 Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ahmedabad 68, 59
9 Navin Jindal & family 72 Jindal Steel and Power New Delhi 53
10 George Jacob Muthoot, George Thomas Muthoot, Sara George Muthoot, George Alexander Muthoot & family 71 Muthoot Finance New Delhi 70, 71,72, 66

EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2023 (Top 20)

Rank Name Donation

(INR cr)

Primary Cause Company Residence
1 Shiv Nadar & family 2,042 Arts, Culture & Heritage HCL Technologies New Delhi
2 Azim Premji & family 1,774 Education Wipro Bengaluru
3 Mukesh Ambani & family 376 Healthcare Reliance Industries Mumbai
4 Kumar Mangalam Birla & family 287 Education Aditya Birla Mumbai
5 Gautam Adani & family 285 Education Adani Ahmedabad
6 Bajaj family 264 Education Bajaj Pune
7 Anil Agarwal & family 241 Health Care Vedanta London
8 Nandan Nilekani 189 Ecosysstem Building Infosys Bengaluru
9 Cyrus S Poonawalla & Adar Poonawalla 179 Health Care Serum Institute of India Pune
10 Rohini Nilekani 170 Ecosysstem Building Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies Bengaluru
11 AM Naik 150 Healthcare Larsen & Toubro Mumbai
12 Susmita and Subroto Bagchi 110 Healthcare Mindtree Bengaluru
12 Nithin Kamath & Nikhil Kamath 110 Climate & Sustainability Zerodha Bengaluru
14 M. A. Yusuff Ali 107 Social Development LuLu Group Abu Dhabi
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Science, Research & Education
16 S Gopalakrishnan & family 93 Education Infosys Bengaluru
17 Ranjan Pai & family 92 Education Manipal Education & Medical Bengaluru
18 Sanjiv Goenka & family 85 Education CESC Kolkata
18 Kochouseph Chittilappilly & family 82 Healthcare V-Guard Industries Ernakulam
20 Anand Mahindra & family 82 Education Mahindra & Mahindra Mumbai
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