Five Entrepreneurs Who Turned India into an IT Hub


3. Azim Premji

The Czar of the Indian IT Industry, Azim Premji extensively acclaimed for his philanthropy, has been the impelling cause that propelled Wipro through four decades of diversification & growth to finally emerge as a global leader in the software industry. Recognizing the importance of the emerging IT field & taking advantage the gap left behind after IBM’s expulsion from India, Azim in 1980s embarked on his journey in to the high-tech IT sector via manufacture of minicomputers under technological collaboration with Sentinel Computer. And the rest is history.

Well known for hiring the best people & providing them with unparalleled training, the industry veteran is decorated with numerous awards such as Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan in particular.

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