Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Founder of Reliance Industries late Dhirubhai Ambani was on Monday given Padma award posthumously. His wife Kokilaben Ambani received the Padma Vibhushan award conferred on him.
Ambani is being given the honour 14 years after his death on July 6, 2002.
Dhirubhai Ambani, along with construction magnate Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, Maruti Udyog Chairman R C Bhargava, Sun Pharmaceutical Founder Dilip Shanghvi and MasterCard Chief Executive Ajaypal S Banga are among those chosen for this year's highest civilian awards.
On Ambani being chosen for the Padma Vibhushan, Anil had in January described his father as "the greatest entrepreneur and wealth creator in the history of India".
"The true legacy of Dhirubhai lies in the inspiration that he continues to provide to millions of young people, who are dreaming impossible dreams, and setting out to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions," he had said.
Mukesh had stated the award was "an honour to indomitable spirit of Indian entrepreneurship, innovation and ambition to always do better than the best in the world."
With PTI Inputs