Dhirubhai Ambani – The Man Who Made Reliance Industries

A true rags-to-riches story, Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, has been undisputedly India’s most enterprising entrepreneur. Born in a gujarati family Dhirubai moved toYemen at the age of 16, where he worked as a dispatch clerk with A. Besse & Co.

After working in Dubai for sometime he later returned to India where he founded the Reliance Commercial Corporation with a meager capital of Rs. 15000. He set up the business in partnership with Champaklal Damani from whom he split in 1965.

Dhirubhai started his first textile mill at Naroda, near Ahmedabad and launched the brand “Vimal”. He later diversified into petrochemicals and sectors like Telecommunications, Information Technology, Energy, Power, Retail, Textiles, Capital Markets and Logistics.

He rose from humble beginnings to create India’s largest industrial empire, and in the process, became one of the world’s richest men. He rewrote India’s corporate history for which he was featured among the select Forbes billionaires list. He also figured in the Sunday Times list of top 50 businessmen in Asia.

Credited for starting the equity cult in India, Dhirubhai was praised for his key role in shaping India’s stock market culture by attracting hordes of retail investors to a market monopolized by state-run financial institutions.

He never followed the traditional way and was often targeted for his business strategies due to which he courted controversy all throughout his life. The ‘Dhirubhai school of management’ firmly believed that the only thing which mattered were the end results and the benefits which infiltrated directly to the shareholders.

He won many awards and accolades during his lifetime. In 2000, he was conferred the ‘Man of the Century’ award by Chemtech Foundation and Chemical Engineering World for his contribution to the growth and development of the chemical industry in India. In 1998, he was awarded the Dean’s Medal by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, for setting an outstanding example of leadership. Dhirubhai Ambani was also named the “Man of 20th Century” by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

A perfect amalgamation of grit and determination, Dhirubai believed in his dreams and he lived it. He was of the belief “Dhirubhai will go one day. But Reliance’s employees and shareholders will keep it afloat. Reliance is now a concept in which the Ambanis have become irrelevant.”

In 1986 after a severe heart stroke he handed over Reliance Group to his sons Mukesh and Anil. After his death, the colossal corporate group was split into Reliance Industries, headed by Mukesh Ambani and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), led by Anil Ambani.

A visionary by birth, his life has been an inspiration for many and will serve as a beacon light for the generations to come.

The Growing Trend Of Online Classes And Learning Platforms

Taking online lessons

Everyone wants to utilize their free time in the best possible way. Some people prefer doing creative things in their leisure time while others wish to do something productive. If you are from the latter group, then there is something that you can give a try. Utilizing the free time in enhancing your skills and knowledge by reading online can be really a great idea.

Choosing a course

Once you have decided your learning platform, the other very important thing that you need to do is the selection of course. The best part about all these online learning sites is that they offer a variety of courses and one can choose from it very easily just by setting preferences on their account. A list of available topics related to the entered choice will appear and the best one can be picked from there. You can also consider seeing the content outline or syllabus before finalizing one.

Connecting with professionals

The classes that are provided online sometimes include the lectures of trained experts and renowned professionals. This gives the learners a chance to get connected with these skilled trainers and get the solution of their problems, if they have any. Also, these websites serve as a platform where so many different type of people get a chance to connect with others who have taken up the same course. It promotes social communication to some extent. People get to know about each other and it also makes the problem solving and discussion easy and interactive.

Benefits of photography classes

There are so many courses available on these sites but photography courses are the one that are currently in demand. By taking up photography lessons, one can-

  • Learn the techniques of clicking pictures.
  • Get to know about the technicalities of photography.
  • Develop image capturing skills.
  • Learn editing and perfecting the pictures.
  • Become a professional photographer.

At the end, it is all about the passion that one has for studying a particular course. Learning a new skill requires dedication and those ready to work hard can learn quickly and easily.

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