Dhirubhai Ambani, who laid the foundation stone of Reliance Industries, was born on this day in 1932. His full name was Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani. The business he has set up today is handled by his two sons Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani. Those who laid the foundation of Reliance Industries studied only till the 10th standard. But with his determination, he emerged as India's well-known industrialist.
Dhirubhai Ambani's success stories are such that his initial salary was only Rs. 300. But seeing through his hard work, he became a millionaire. Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani have joined the ranks of successful businessmen today following the footsteps of the uncrowned king of the business world. Dhirubhai Ambani was a resident of Chorwar, a small village in Gujarat. He was born in the Junagadh district of Saurashtra. His full name was Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani. His father was a teacher at school. The economic condition of the house was not good, after which he started doing odd jobs only after completing his high schooling. But it did not work for the family. When he was 17 years old, he moved to Yemen in 1949 with his brother Ramaniklal to earn money. Where he worked at a petrol pump for a salary of Rs. 300 per month. The company was called 'A. Bessy & Co.' The company gave Dhirubhai the post of manager at the filling station in view of his work. Dhirubhai returned to the country in 1954 after working here for a few years. It was while living in Yemen that Dhirubhai dreamt of becoming a rich man. So after returning home, he reached Mumbai with Rs. 500.
Dhirubhai Ambani had started having a lot of information about the market and understood that the demand for polyester was the highest in India and that of Indian spices abroad, after which the idea of trading it came up. He put his mind to it and started a reliance commerce corporation, a company that started selling Spices from India abroad and abroad in India. It was during 2000 that Ambani emerged as the richest man in the country. He died in a Mumbai hospital on July 6, 2002, due to a severe head vein.