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Parenting secrets of Dhirubhai Ambani to grow Mukesh and Anil

Updated on April 18, 2016

Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani - Iron Nail Art
Dhirubhai Ambani - Iron Nail Art | Source

Breaking news: Mukesh Ambani No. 1

Mukesh Ambani has been maintaining his No. 1 position in Indian economy according to latest report published this month, September 2014. He has possess wealth of Rs. 165 thousand crore that is equal to $27.5 B. However, This is success of parenting of late Dhirubhai Ambani. Anil Ambani stands much lower in this trail.

Updated September 18, 2014

Dhirubhai Ambani taught investing in health

Dhirubhai Ambani was a self made person and changed Indian business scenario with his tremendous efforts. He became an icon for industrialists worldwide. He always believed in investing, continually investing. He invested in business and so in family and friends. His parenting techniques also include the main mantra investment!! Dhirubhai invested successfully in many projects, but the best of his investment was in his children.

He did everything possible to groom his children. He nurtured them to flourish with qualities of a successful businessman. Both of his sons Mukesh and Anil are business tycoons now. Mukesh Ambani, the elder son is Chairman, Reliance industries and younger Anil is Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani group.

As an investor he taught his sons investing. According to Dhirubhai the best investment is investing in health. He taught his sons to invest time and money for their health. His sons are following his advice till date. People of Mumbai can see Ambani running on the road in the early morning.

Mukesh Ambani

CNBC India Business Leader Awards 2010 » Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Relieance industries
CNBC India Business Leader Awards 2010 » Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Relieance industries | Source

Educating children

Dhirubhai Ambani was not highly educated but only a matriculate. He had never hide the fact instead once he told a journalist in an interview to emphasize on it. His father was a school teacher and have several children. He could not afford for higher education of Dhiru Bhai.

Dhirubhai, though not highly educated, knew the value of higher education. Once he explained that his success and growth could be faster if he had got higher education. Hence, he arranged for higher education of both his sons.

He sent his son Mukesh to Stanford and Anil to Wharton for higher education. Mukesh had a Chemical engineering degree from Bombay University and was sent to Stanford for MBA..

Anil Ambani

Mr Anil Ambani during 2012 Reliance Group AGM at Mumbai
Mr Anil Ambani during 2012 Reliance Group AGM at Mumbai | Source

He tought to act upon

Surprising many Dhirubhai Ambani pulled Mukesh out from Stanford to help him in building PFY plant, the Patalganga project. It is to be remembered that Patalganga was his dream project.

Mukesh, 24, was a fresher at that time but Dhirubhai had confidence on him (this is parenting). He provided him with only one person from Reliance and left Mukesh to arrange for and manage all the staff he required. He gradually recruited a professional team to build the plant. He completed the project successfully and on time. This was how he nurtured, Mukesh, his elder son !!

Anil, his younger son, was a chemical engineer from K C College, Mumbai. Dhirubhai sent him to Wharton to complete MBA in marketing. Dhirubhai wanted to cut his eye-teeth and therefore he was asked to come back from US. Anil took flight from Wharton just after four hours of writing his last paper!

While meeting father he exclaimed with joy and told him that he had been graduated. But to his utter surprise Dhirubhai took it easy and told him that this was not a big deal and sent him to Naroda. Anil wanted rest but the father was tough. He declined his application for rest and made him understood that there was neither holiday nor rest in the life of a hopeful business tycoon.

Read: How to be hopeful during tough times

I had a brief discussion on what the parenting technique of Dhiru bhai Ambani was. It is worth mention that Kokilaben Ambani, wife of Dhirubhai supported him nurturing his sons all the way. We can see both the brothers groomed as industrialists.

It is unfortunate that the Ambani brothers are quarreling themselves. Perhaps they have forgot some lessons of their father. Dhirubhai appraised qualities and aptitudes of his sons. Both have different qualities, complimenting each other.

Mukesh Ambani is the Number three and Anil Ambani is Number six among the richest men of the world according to Forbes. (January 2009). They could be number one in the world if join hands and work together.

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    • JYOTI KOTHARI profile image

      Jyoti Kothari 3 years ago from Jaipur

      JD, I wish you all success.

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      j.d 3 years ago

      We are gotten a person Dhirubhai as a goad,

      All the people salutes him nd respect of their goals in his life...m also do work like Dhirubhai Ambani nd get my life's goal best....he is a Verry. Intelligent and rich person.....

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      Jaydeep Patel 6 years ago


      "There is never an invitation been given to make PROFIT."

      "I am DEAF to the word NO."


      "THINK FAST THINK AHEAD IDEAS ARE Nonone's monopoly."

      "If i am a friend them i am your BEST FRIEND. If i am an enemy than i am a Worst ENEMY"

      "I live BHAGVAD GITA"

      This were the words of the famous entrepreneur who changed the BUSINESS SCENARIO IN INDIA with 4 million share holders during 1980s in INDIA. Helped INDIA to Growing the GDP RATE. He created REVOLUTION in BUSINESS SCENARIO.

      He is KNOWN as DHIRUBHAI .H. AMBANI but people called him DHIRUBHAI.

      OUR MENTOR for all Entrepreneurs or those who are Aspiring.

      We indians are blessed with such an ENTREPRENEUR.

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      jitendra pareek 6 years ago

      dhirubhai ambani is successful business man and hardworker because alwayes working in business work .

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      NAVNATH NIKALJE 6 years ago

      He Was God.Great man nobody can compare with him.Im trying to become like him,he is a guide for me.

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      renu 6 years ago

      I just do not believe it.I would have to say that I will also try to be like him.

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      Anil 6 years ago

      Dhirubhai Ambani was so successful because he was very positive, very relentless, adventurous, but, meticulous with others' money. A great HERO for aspiring Indians.

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      sinibaby 7 years ago

      wow, what a great man ambani is. i wish that i could be his daughter in my rebirth, so amazing his hard work. all the youths in india should learn from him

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      Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

      Thanks for your comments, Anjali. It is really unfortunate that Mukesh and Anil are quarreling. Together they can do better.


      Jyoti Kothari

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      Anjali Kapadia 8 years ago

      Dear Jyoti,

      Dhirubhai Ambani was not only a great businessman but a great father too. He ensured his children to be great businessman. Like father like son.

      It is unfortunate that Ambani brothers quarreling. They forget lessons from their father.


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      Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Anil,

      Thanks for commenting. Dhirubhai did many things excellent.

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Anil Motwani 9 years ago

      I come know about new aspact of Dhirubhui from this hubs, thanks.