Dhirubhai Ambani-A complete Biography: Childhood To Reliance Company
Basic life of Dhirubhai Ambani
Dhirubhai Ambani’s full name is Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani. He was born on 28 December 1932 in a place called Chorwad of Junagadh (now a district of Gujarat). His father’s name was Hirachand Gordhanbhai and his mother’s name was Jamnaben. He was from a middle-class family. His father was a school teacher.
Dhirubhai Ambani started his entrepreneurship career by selling ‘Pakodas’ to the pilgrims coming to Mount Girnar on their holiday day. When Dhirubhai was 16, he moved to Aden (in the country of Yemen). There he said ‘A. Worked at a salary of Rs 300 per month in a company called ‘Besse’. After 2 years, ‘A. Besse became the distributor of ‘Shell Products’ and after the promotion of Dhirubhai, he became the manager of the company’s filling station.
He was married to Kokilaben with whom he had 2 boys – Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and 2 girls Nina Kothari, Deepti Salgokar.
Reliance launched In 1962 Dhirubhai returned to India and started Reliance Commercial Corporation with an amount of Rs 15,000. Initially, the business of Reliance Corporation was to import polyester yarn and export spices. The first office of Reliance Corporation was established at Nursinathan Street. It was a room of 350 square feet with only one telephone, one table, and 3 chairs. Initially, he had 2 assistants in his work. In 1965, Champaklal Damani and Dhirubhai Ambani ended their partnership in the business and Dhirubhai started on his own alone. It was believed that the reason for ending the partnership in business was a completely different nature of both.
The way of running the business of both of them was quite different. Champaklal Damani was a cautious businessman and had no interest in inventing yarn-making inventories while Dhirubhai was known to be a risk-taker, and he decided to make those inventories. They had already expected the price of their goods to rise and the profit they had from them was enough for the growth of their business. During this time interval, Dhirubhai and his family had to stay in a room in Mumbai’s jaihind estate. In 1968, he bought an expensive flat in South Mumbai.
By the late 1960s, Dhirubhai’s assets were close to Rs 10 lakh. Education This great success of Dhirubhai shows that if a person is determined, he can get anything. Despite having no degree and no ancestral property, he built a huge business on his own. Dhirubhai had full faith in his dreams and lived his dreams well. His life is a source of great inspiration for many people. He will always be remembered as a folk hero who, despite being from a poor family, achieved such great success on the strength of his courage.