Azim Premji

Azim Premji Foundation

Medal Citation


When one is showered wealth beyond what one deserves or what one has really earned, I think the question really arises — what does one do with this wealth? I was very guided by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who had said that wealth is a trusteeship, and it should be used as a trusteeship not as an ownership. Also, I just find there’s a lot of happiness in giving away wealth because it’s the right thing to do.