Dhirubhai Ambani to conferred with Padma Vibhushan posthumously

Entire Ambani family is likely to be present at Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow when Kokilaben Ambani receives Padma Vibhushan award conferred on her husband and founder of Reliance Group, late Dhirubhai Ambani.

Brothers Mukesh and Anil Ambani along with their wives Nita and Tina are likely to be present at the award function tomorrow, sources close to the Ambani family said.

Their daughters Nina Kothari and Deepti Salgaonkar are also expected to be present at the award function.
Dhirubhai Ambani, along with construction magnate Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, Maruti Udyog Chairman R C Bhargava, Sun Pharmaceutical Founder Dilip Shanghvi and MasterCard Chief Executive Ajaypal S Banga are among those chosen for this year’s highest civilian awards.

On Ambani being chosen for the Padma Vibhushan, Anil had in January described his father as “the greatest entrepreneur and wealth creator in the history of India”.

“The true legacy of Dhirubhai lies in the inspiration that he continues to provide to millions of young people, who are dreaming impossible dreams, and setting out to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions,” he had said.

Mukesh had stated the award was “an honour to indomitable spirit of Indian entrepreneurship, innovation and ambition to always do better than the best in the world.”

Ambani is being given the honour 14 years after his death on July 6, 2002.