Under Shri Dhirubhai Ambani's
visionary leadership, the Reliance Group emerged
as the largest business conglomerate in India,
and carved out a distinct place for itself in
the global pantheon of corporate giants. The Group's
track record of consistent growth is unparalleled
in Indian industry and perhaps internationally
too. Today, the Group's turnover represents nearly
3 percent of India's GDP.
Shri Dhirubhai Ambani was not just firmly rooted
in traditional Indian values, but was also the
quintessentially modern man, the man of the new
millennium. This was clearly reflected in his
passion for mega-sized projects, the most advanced
technology and the highest level of productivity.
The corporate philosophy he followed was short,
simple and succinct - "Think big. Think differently.
Think fast. Think ahead. Aim for the best".He
inspired the Reliance team to do better than the
best - not only in India but in the world.
Prestigious awards and titles were conferred
on him by national and international organisations.
He was acclaimed as the top businessman of the
twentieth century and lauded for his dynamic,
pioneering and innovative genius. His success
story fired the imagination of the younger generation
of Indian entrepreneurs, business leaders and
progressive companies. He was an icon for them,
a role model to be emulated.
The number of revolutionary precedents set by
Shri Dhirubhai Ambani are legion. His unique vision
redefined the potential of the Indian corporate
sector as he challenged conventional wisdom in
He was probably the first Indian businessman
to recognise the strategic significance of investors
and discover the vast untapped potential of the
capital markets and channelise it for the growth
and development of industry. He was supremely
confident that finance would never be a constraint
in executing his projects because, as he said
proudly, Indian investors would provide him with
the necessary resources.
And the investors never let him down. Shri Dhirubhai
Ambani succeeded in creating an investor base
of historic proportions for the Reliance Group.
An unbreakable bond of implicit trust existed
between him and the shareholders. They placed
their savings in his care and he worked with unflinching
sincerity to get them the best returns. He brought
happiness and prosperity into the homes of millions
For him, his people were his most important asset.
He scouted around for the best and most talented
professionals, nurtured them and continuously
propelled them to aim for still higher goals.
These highly motivated people comprise the core
of what he named: "The Reliance Family".
Shri Dhirubhai Ambani visualised the growth of
Reliance as an integral part of his grand vision
for India. He was convinced that India could become
an economic superpower within a short period of
time and wanted Reliance to play an important
role in realising this goal.
The Bhagavad Gita states, "The actions of
a great man are an inspiration for others. Whatever
he does, becomes a standard for others to follow."
This certainly applies to Shri Dhirubhai Ambani.
We are fortunate to have had a man of Shri Dhirubhai
Ambani's stature in our midst. His sterling leadership
qualities, remarkable foresight, uncompromising
pursuit of excellence, humility, prodigious capacity
to motivate and trust people will continue to
guide and inspire future generations at Reliance.
We are proud and privileged to inherit this invaluable
Truly, men like Shri Dhirubhai Ambani are rare.
They come gifted with the power and the vision
to change the destiny of nations, to alter the
course of corporate history. They are the empire
builders, the stuff that legends are made of.
The legend called Shri Dhirubhai Ambani will never
die. His spirit will live on forever.
From Reliance Family