Wealth must have a definitive social purpose: Azim Premji

Azim Premji interacts with students of IIM LucknowPhilanthropist and Wipro chairman Azim Premji addressed the Young Presidents Organization in Mumbai recently on the ‘The evolving role of business in society and philanthropy’. He spoke of how his maternal grandfather, a general practitioner, was a big influence on him as a child though he had never met him. How the grandfather in the early 1900s would call on poor patients at home and most often treat them free. How he would sometimes leave money for them under the pillow. How the patients would sometimes, after they got well, pay him in kind: vegetables or eggs.

My maternal grandfather never became a wealthy man. But he was a very happy and satisfied man. He saw himself as someone whose role was to serve society and he did it to the best of his ability,” said Premji. Using such personal experiences, he made five points in his talk.

Via Wealth must have definitive social purpose: Azim Premji – Times Of India

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