Meet The Entrepreneur Who Donated $20 Million To Shirdi
Date 2012/11/23 4:39:48 | Topic: Hindu Press International
INDIA, November 15,2012 (rediff.com): K.V. Ramani is the co-founder of Nasscom, the organization that represents and sets the tone for public policy for the Indian software industry. A successful entrepreneur, Ramani founded Chennai-based Future Software and also co-founded Hughes Software in Delhi. But there's another side to him; of a well-known philanthropist.
Ramani, who has been donating 80 percent of his earnings to the Shirdi Sai Trust, was recently in the news for having built a Sai Ashram for US$20 million and handed it over to Sri Saibaba Sansthan. Sai Ashram I and II together form a complex which can accommodate 14,000 devotees. The Ashram will formally be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on November 16.
"When I help build Sai temples and do Sai Prachar, it is my offering to the God. I want more people to gain something from Sai Baba like I did. I want others also to experience the joy and spirituality that I experience. Baba has said, the money that I give you is not for your enjoyment alone. He says, you enjoy what you need and the rest, you use for your karma and dharma. It meant, we should use the money for the benefit of others who need help," says Ramani in an interview.
In the lengthy interview with rediff.com's Shobha Warrier, Ramani talks about how he lives the life of an entrepreneur and a philanthropist at the same time. Read at "source."