Dhirubhai Ambani Autobiography-Success Life Story:
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“If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow. “ These are words said by a determinist and his perfection in work made him followed by success. He is no other than “The man of 20th Century” “Dhirubhai Ambani” alias “Guru Bhai”, the founder of Reliance Industries.
Dhirajlal “ Dhirubhai Ambani” Hirachand Ambani was born on 28 December 1932 in Chorvad, Junagadh state, British India this place is currently in Gujarat. His parents were Hirachand Govardhandas Ambani and Jamanaben. His father was a schoolteacher and mother was the homemaker. Dhirubhai Ambani father’s income was not sufficient to meet ends of the Dhirubhai Ambani Family. From the childhood onwards, Dhirubhai Ambani was active in politics. While at school at Junagarh, he was elected as the General Secretary of the Junagarh State Union. He organized a rally on Indian Independence Day, defying the rules of the Nawab, head of the state. Next, Ambani became a part of the Praja Mandal Movement that organized rallies to bring about constitutional reforms in the state.
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The result was the fleeing of the Nawab to Pakistan and Junagarh being a part of the Indian Union. His passion and active political involvement brought him to the notice of political leaders. In 1949, a new Socialist party emerged from the Congress of which he found himself apart. For the municipal elections in Junagarh, Ambani started campaigning for his favorite candidates, which played a major role in their victory. Though he was offered a place in the Party, he declined the offer to walk on the road of his true calling. Dhirubhai Ambani knew his family struggles for making money, he abstained from political issues, completed matriculation, and gave up education.
Dhirubhai Ambani was offered a clerical job in Aden. The company deals with exporting all kinds of goods to African, Europe, and American companies. As he was very curious about this kind of business, he quickly learned all the tricks and tactics involved in doing it. He was then moved to oil filling station on a promotion at the newly built harbor, which shaped his thoughts of building a refinery.
Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly. Soon he came back to India he had implemented this quote by exploring business opportunities in Bombay. Since he could not make large investments, Dhirubhai Ambani settled as a spice trader under the name Reliance Commercial Corporations. He started trading spices, sugar, jaggery, betel nuts and the Gulf Emirates. He focused on low profits, high volumes and rich quality. His foresightedness and ability to judge helped him crack two most hefty deals in the yarn market that earned him the flush of capital required for the future Reliance Textiles. Forethought on his idea of establishing a manufacturing unit, he soon realized the same by setting up a textile mill in Naroda, Ahmedabad in 1966. In 1967, his company started manufacturing Nylon.
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Dhirubhai Ambani started selling his shares directly to retailers. Increased demand led to increased sales and greater profits. With the excess money, he started expanding his mill by adding new machinery and better facilities for workers. Soon the Reliance family grew large and prosperous with the influx of a completely new gamut of fresh and experienced workers.
Dhirubhai Ambani married Kokilaben (wife) in 1954. The couple blessed with four children, Anil Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Nina Kothari and Deepti Salgaonkar. In 1981, his elder son Mukesh joined the business and he initiated Reliance’s backward integration journey from textiles into polyester fibers and further into petrochemicals, petroleum refining and going up-stream into oil and gas exploration and production. Anil Ambani joined the business and took over his responsibilities as the chief executive officer at Naroda in 1983. Reliance industries diversified into several other fields such as telecommunications, information technology, energy, power, retail, textiles, infrastructure services, capital markets, and logistics. Reliance was the first Indian company to represent Forbes 500 list.
Dhirubhai Ambani death & age:
A stroke in 1986 somewhat slowed him down and he handed over the reins of the company to his heirs. Dhirubhai Ambani breathed his last on July 6, 2002, aged(69) after a major stroke.
More inspirational stories:
- Dhirubhai Ambani Received Padma Vibhushan posthumously in 2016, the country’s second-highest civilian award.
- Awarded posthumously the ABLF Global Asian Award at the Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards in 2011.
- Dhirubhai Ambani was respected with the “Man of 20th Century” by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry(FICCI)
- A poll conducted by The Times of India in 2000 voted him “Greatest Creator of Wealth in the Centuries”.