The Success Journey Of Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani
Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani commonly known as Dhirubhai Ambani – the true story of a common man from rags to riches. Dhirubhai belongs to a Gujarati family and had that passion of being successful since early age, he moved to Yemen at a young age of 16 to work in ‘A. Besse & co.’ as a dispatch clerk.
After working in the Middle-East he came back to India, where he founded the Reliance Commercial Corporation in partnership with Mr. Champaklal Ramani from whom he split up in 1965. Dhirubhai launched the brand ‘Vimal’ by starting a textile plant in Naroda, nearby Ahmedabad. Later on, he diversified his business into various other sectors like telecommunications, petrochemicals, energy, retail, power and logistics.
He completely rewrote India’s corporate history for which he appeared among the selected billionaire list by Forbes. He was also figured in the Sunday Times list of topmost businessmen in Asia. He never followed the traditional way , due to which he faced many courted controversies in his life. The ‘Dhirubhai school of management’ believed that the only thing which mattered were the end results and the benefits which infiltrated directly to the shareholders. Dhirubhai was awarded with numerous awards and accolades for his achievements.
In 2000, he was given ‘ man of the century ‘ award by chemtech foundation for his development and growth in the chemical industries. n 1998, he was awarded the Dean’s Medal by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, for setting an outstanding example of leadership. Dhirubhai 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 running. In the 1986, after a severe hear stroke problem, he handed his business to both of his sons Anil and Mukesh.
But just after his death, the corporate group split up into Reliance Industries, headed by Mukesh Ambani and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), led by Anil Ambani. A visionary by birth, Dhirubhai’s life is inspirational for all of us and will serve as a beacon light for the generations to come. Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. And our efforts greater. This is my dream for Reliance and for India – Dhirubhai Ambani.
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