This is what Anand Mahindra wrote about Mukesh Ambani in TIME's list of 100 most influential people
Chairman of the Mahindra group, Anand Mahindra eulogised Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani in a piece that he penned for TIME 100 profile. Mahindra said Ambani's father Dhirubhai was a visionary in Indian business, whose Reliance Industries conglomerate pioneered ways of targeting global scale.
Chairman of the Mahindra group, Anand Mahindra eulogised Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani in a piece that he penned for TIME 100 profile. Mahindra said Ambani's father Dhirubhai was a visionary in Indian business, whose Reliance Industries conglomerate pioneered ways of targeting global scale. Mahindra added that the son is taking things even higher. "But Ambani's vision is now even more ambitious than that of the father whose blessings he unfailingly invokes at the launch of each initiative," he wrote, adding that the scale of his Reliance Jio mobile-data network, which has already connected over 280 million people in India with low-cost 4G, is "impressive by any standard."
The Time 100 Most Influential People 2019 list was released Wednesday, naming the world's most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of the year. Mukesh Ambani, public-interest litigators Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy were among the top Indians on the list which also included Indian-American comedian and TV host Hasan Minhaj, US President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, iconic golfer Tiger Woods and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Mahindra cites Ambani's promise in 2003 through an advertising tagline that his company would 'put the world in the palm of your hand'. "It won't be long before he delivers on that promise," he said. The business tycoon added that what is jaw-dropping is how Jio's scale of operations will allow Reliance to potentially dominate a staggering array of new businesses.
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The profile of Katju and Guruswamy, the pioneering women who led from the front in the fight to ensure equal rights for the LGBTQ community in India, was written by actor Priyanka Chopra.
"Arundhati and Menaka have helped take a giant step for LGBTQ+ rights in the world's largest democracy. In their committed fight for justice, they have shown us that we as a society must continue to make progress, even after laws are changed, and that we must make an effort to understand, accept and love," Chopra said.
Section 377 was struck down by the Supreme Court last year in September. It rendered all sexual activities "against the order of nature" punishable by law.
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