Padma Vibhushan Posthumously Awarded To Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder of Reliance Group

Kokilaben Ambani, the wife of Reliance Group founder, the late Dhirubhai Ambani, received Padma Vibhushan, which was posthumously awarded to her husband, on Monday. She received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee.

The award was presented 14 years after the death of the late Dhirubhai Ambani. During the awards ceremony, the Ambani brothers and other immediate family members were present at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In January, Mr. Anil Ambani, who was present during the ceremony, had rightly said that his father was the greatest wealth creator and entrepreneur in India’s history. The legacy of the late Dhirubhai Ambani lies in the inspiration he provides to the millions of youngsters, to dream the impossible and to set out to achieve those entrepreneurial ambitions.

On the other hand, Mukesh Ambani believed that the award is an honor to the indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship, ambition, and innovation to strive to be better than the best.

Other Eminent Names who were Honored

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar the founder of The Art of Living, Yamini Krishnamurthy a well-known dancer, former CAG Vinod Rai, sage of agriculture Subhash Palekar, Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi a celebrity chef, actors Ajay Devgan and Anupam Kher, and badminton champion Saina Nehwal are just a few of the other notables among the 56 celebrated individuals who were honored by President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday.

A Brotherly Bonhomie between Mukesh and Anil Ambani

When the two estranged billionaire brothers Anil and Mukesh Ambani accompanied their mother to receive the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award, there was no trace of the rivalry, but a brotherly bond and shared pride for their father’s legacy.

The two brothers who were accompanied by their wives, sat together, and were often spotted talking to each other at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, during the hour-long civil investiture ceremony.

While the chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani was spotted sitting for most of the ceremony, chairman of Reliance ADA group, Mr. Anil Ambani was seen escorting the dignitaries and several ministers to their mother for an introduction. Before the function began, Anil Ambani escorted Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to Mukesh Ambani’s seat, and they exchanged warm greetings.

Kokilaben Received the Award to a Round of Applause

When Rajiv Mehrishi, the Union Home Secretary announced the country’s second highest civilian award for late Dhirubhai Ambani, the Ambani’s present in the hall led the cheering with a huge round of applause.


Kokilaben Ambani received the Padma Vibhushan award bestowed on her late husband Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries(RIL), from President Pranab Mukherjee.


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