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Forbes’ 48 Heroes of Philanthropy from Asia

September 8, 2009
Anil Agarwal (c/o

Anil Agarwal (c/o

I wanted to highlight Forbes magazine’s 48 Heroes of Philanthropy from Asia, which came out earlier this year.  As expected, the list includes several South Asian donors:

[A] list of 48 leading givers– 4 from each of 12 countries. These aren’t always the biggest givers. Instead we aim to highlight a varied group of generous people, some holdovers from last year but mostly new names who deserve recognition.

I thought it was particularly interesting that the four philanthropists from India all focused on education – whether that be Rohini Nilekani giving to Yale, where her children are students, or Anil Agarwal founding a new $1 billion university in Orissa, India.

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