The country has lost iconic proof of what an ordinary Indian fired by the spirit of enterprise and driven by determination can achieve in his own lifetime.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India


These were the words of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the death of Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani and who does not knows him. The great Indian business tycoon and one of his kinds who was, is and will continue to be the most inspiring person to the youngsters not only in India but all over the world.


Everyone is well aware about Reliance Industries and his founder, Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani. But do you now that he was among the “Top 50 businessmen in Asia” in the list of Sunday Times.


Ambani was born on 28th December 1938 in Gujrat, British India. He was born to poor parents but his hard work took him to the top of the world.


Dhirubhai Ambani’s story is the most compelling and the encouraging story for the youngsters/ entrepreneurs and anyone who dreams of making it a real “BIG”.


The motive of this post is to remember the iconic man on his coming birthday and the most important, to make our youngsters feel exceptionally motivated and also to make them believe in what they are doing.


Dreaming “BIG” is a habit which takes a lot of guts, and mind it that if people are not laughing at your dream or calling it funny, it’s not that big.


Interestin facts about Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani, the great business tycoon. Source:


In the past few days I have met with few graduates who had big dreams but they were not assured about them and were scared of that what others would react on their idea. That is where I thought that it’s not only a problem of two or three people, it’s a problem of half of the youngsters who get easily panicked when they don’t get a job at campus placements or just after passing out.


I would like to say that it’s really ok man! Not a big deal if you didn’t got a job immediately after passing out from the college. I myself have seen some awesome off campus placements rather than campus placements.


In this post I am going to share some very interesting and extremely motivating facts about Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani which I am sure will act as a catalyst to your dreams and you will be all set to achieve your BIG dreams at the end of this post.


So let’s start!


  • Dhirubhai Ambani’s father was a school teacher who struggled to feed his family.


  • During his school days, he used to sell “bhajias” in village fairs on weekend to earn some money.


  • He moved to Yemen when he was 16 and worked as Gas Station Attendant for Rs 300 a month. He never attended college, though he wanted to but due to family responsibilities he had to work.


Ambani Group of Industries

Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder of Relaince. Source:

  • He came back to Mumbai, India in 1958 and lived in a “chawl” with his wife and a child.


  • When he was young, he used to spend most of his money eating at restaurants because he knew he will be rich one day.


  • Once in his young days he screamed at his parents that “One day I am going to have so much money”.


  • He mastered himself in English just by reading newspapers and not by school education.


  • When he was a member of staff at petrol pump, every time mercedes came and passed through petrol pump, he used to speak one day I will have same car and his co- workers used to make fun of him.


  • He started his first company Majin, with just 50,000 Rs in collaboration with his cousin, Champaklal Damani.


  • You will not believe that Reliance Commercial Corporation was started in a 33 sq metre room with a table, three chairs and a landline phone.


  • Relaince Industries became the first private sector company who had its meetings inside a stadium and it was just because Dhirubhai Ambani won over so many rural Gujaratis to become the company’s shareholders.


Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani’s Success Mantras. Source:


  • Dhirubhai moved to an apartment in Altamount Road in South Mumbai and by the late 1970s, his net worth stood at around Rs 10 lakhs.


  • In 1986, 350,000 shareholders marked their presence atthe Annual General Meeting held in Cross Maidan in Mumbai.


  • Reliance had a yearly turnover of Rs 65,000 crore at the time of his death which happened on 6th July, 2002.


  • His funeral procession was attended not only by celebrities, politicians and businessmen, but also thousands of common people.



Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani. Source: