Dhirubhai ambani biography | A success story

Ambani you must have heard this name.  The name which is ruling in world industries. How and when has this name touched the sky as a successful business man, most of us don’t know struggle and strive behind this success. Let’s know about life of DhiruBhai ambani who was the founder of Reliance industries.


DhiruBhai ambai was born in 28 Dec. 1932 in baniya family at Choudwar village of Junagadh in Gujrat. His father Hirachand Abmani was a teacher and mother was house wife. Dhirubhai had two sisters and two brothers.

Dhiru Bhai had wish since childhood to do something or other. He has started a business to sell Pakora’s in childhood on being returned from school and always used to say no one need invitations to earn money.

After 5 years of schooling he went to Junagadh for further study although he was not much brilliant in study but his leadership and self-confidence first time appeared when Nawab of Junagadh was not ready to mingle caused movement was going on against him. DhiruBhai participated in that movement and people admired his speech and leadership.


When his father was not feeling well then financial problem being started in family. So he started to work at petrol pump but to earn more money, went to Aden yemen that was busiest port in the world where he worked as a clerk in a trading company and kept on learning after leaving education. Along with his work, he learnt export- import, commodity trading, and merchandising, sells distribution and whole sells.

Dhirubhai got married with Kokilaben in 1954. Looking at his good work, he was promoted in sales oil refinery where he learnt oil trading and dreamt to establish a own company of oil refinery.

Returned to India

In 1958 when DhiruBhai returned to India he had only Rs 500, although it was big money at that time but to raise big business this amount was so less. So he thought of setting up a small cloths and General store. Later on he thought of doing some biggest thing and utilised his relationship which he made at Aden. He contacted and said to export good quality of sugar and spices from India and wants to import clothes.

First established Company

He put a new step in business and established a company by name “Reliance Commercial Corporation” along with his cousin brother Champaklal Damaji by investing Rs 15,000 and started to export Good Quality of sugar and Spices, and to import clothes. He had intention on less profit and more quantity. Very soon company turn over turned into 10 lakh per annum. He had having big dream, soon understood that through this business could not go long.

His partnership finished with his brother in 1965 and in 1966 a new company established by name “Reliance Textile Industry Pvt. Ltd. At Naroda in Ahmedabad. the product produced in his mile by name ‘Vimal” clothes, no body want to sell this product, then he started to sell it through own by cutting whole seller and retails price, and soon turn over turned into 7 million Pa.

In 1977 he turned his company public and initially collected capital from 58,000 investor and later it turned into 33 lakh investor.

In 1985 Reliance Textile Industry turned into Reliance Industry.

Establish companies name and years

1990 Reliance Oil Refinery

1991 Reliance Pharma

1993 Reliance petroleum

1995 Reliance Telecom

1998 Reliance L.P.G

6th July 2002 DhiruBhai died due to heart attack.

Some words said by Dhirubhai

1 Think big, think fast, and think ahead, ideas are no once monopoly.

2 You do not required an invitation to make money.

3 Meeting the deadline is not good enough, beating the deadline is my expectation.

4 If you can dream it then you can do it.

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