Suits And Sayings: Dhirubhai Ambani's Teachings That Will Inspire You

His journey from selling 'chat pakodi' to Reliance Industries Limited.

Suits And Sayings: Dhirubhai Ambani's Teachings That Will Inspire You
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The life story of Dhirubhai Ambani is not a typical rag to riches story but is a story of the teenager who was raised with his four siblings in a house with limited means. 

Dhirubhai Ambani had to give up education at an early age because of financial crisis. Later, after his father's demise, he took the responsibility of his family. And to fulfill their needs, he started his entrepreneurial career by selling chat pakodi to pilgrims in Mount Girnar, Gujarat during the weekends. This is the same man who after years founded India's largest exporter company, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). 

Now, the question is how? 

We all believe that dreams can only be fulfilled with enough resources. But this man created everything from scratch. He became successful and now his kids who are walking on the same path are among the most known and reputed personalities of the world. Yes, I am talking about industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Nina Kothari, Deepti Salgaonkar and Anil Ambani. 

Dhirubhai Ambani did his first job in Aden, Yemen

Dhirubhai Ambani did his first job in Aden, Yemen

Aden, Yamen was the place where he got his first job at Shell service petrol station. 

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From there, he built a preeminent dream

From there, he built a preeminent dream

Dhirubhai Ambani went to Aden and then returned with a big idea of owning a petroleum company. 

He then set up a textile company

He then set up a textile company

After returning to India in 1958 with Rs 50,000, Dhirubhai Ambani formed a textile trading company.

His US-educated sons helped him form an enterprise

His US-educated sons helped him form an enterprise

Along with his sons- Mukesh and Anil, Dhirubhai Ambani created an empire that is now standing next to the brilliant minds- the Tatas and the Birlas.

Soon he handed over Reliance to his sons Mukesh and Anil

Soon he handed over Reliance to his sons Mukesh and Anil

Dhirubhai Ambani suffered a stroke in 1986 after which he handed over Reliance Industries to his sons.

His unauthorised biography- The Polyester Prince

His unauthorised biography- The Polyester Prince

In 1988, an unauthorised biography of Dhirubhai Ambani with the title The Polyester Prince was published by Hamish McDonald. But he didn't sell the book in India because the Ambanis threatened legal action against the biography.  

Then came 'Ambani and Sons'

Then came 'Ambani and Sons'

In 2010, an updated version of The Polyester Prince was published in the Indian market under the title Ambani and Sons. 

The film 'Guru' starring Abhishek Bachchan is based on Dhirubhai Ambani 

The film 'Guru' starring Abhishek Bachchan is based on Dhirubhai Ambani 

You all must have seen the movie Guru? This Bollywood film was said to be inspired by the life of Dhirubhai Ambani starring actors Abhishek Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, R Madhavan and Vidya Balan. In the film, Abhishek Bachchan played Gurukant Desai, a character essentially based on Dhirubhai Ambani.

He holds a Padma Vibhushan,  for his contributions 

He holds a Padma Vibhushan,  for his contributions 

In the year 2016, Dhirubhai Ambani was honored with India's second highest civilian honour- Padma Vibhushan, for his contributions in trade and industry sector of the country.

His life is an inspiration for people with dreams 

His life is an inspiration for people with dreams 

With his refrain "Think big" and "I am not a loser," this man became the leader of the majority of business sectors in the country including petroleum refining, telecom and information technology. 

From being a casual Indian teenager to becoming a famous business tycoon, the life of Dhirubhai Ambani is an inspiration to many.

Fact source: The Times Of India

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