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Sunil Mittal named Philanthropist of the Year by Asian Awards

October 27, 2010

CEO of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Mittal has been named the Philanthropist of the Year by the Asian Awards for his aid to education for the underprivileged.

Mittal began his career as a bicycle manufacturer and now is one of India’s most successful individuals. Most of his charitable giving comes from the Bharti Foundation, a philanthropic group from his company the Bharti Group. The Bharti Foundation’s Satya Bharti School Program provides free education to underprivileged girls in rural villages across the country.

Based on 12 categories, which include business, philanthropy, entertainment, culture and sport, Mittal was awarded philanthropist of the year by the Asian Awards in London.

According to this article, “Mittal’s vision of empowering rural communities across India, through education establishes him as one of the world’s leading philanthropists, illustrating that business can bring social changes too.”

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