Home - The Man - Childhood Days. Dhirubhai was born at Chorwad, in the district of Junagarh in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Chorwad was then, as it is now, a small village about midway between the historic fort of Diu to the south and the fishing port of Porbandar to the north. Porbandar is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Home - The Man - Childhood Days. Dhirubhai was born at Chorwad, in the district of Junagarh in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Chorwad was then, as it is now, a small village about midway between the historic fort of Diu to the south and the fishing port of Porbandar to the north.
Porbandar is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Incidentally, the Gandhis and the Ambanis come from the same stock or gotra, the trading community of Modh baniyas. Dhirubhai's father, Hirachand Govardhandas Ambani, earned little as the village schoolteacher. He was, however, a man of simple habits and lived a measured life.
Dhirubhai's mother, Jamanaben, was a thrifty woman and knew how to stretch every paisa a long way. Long years of hardship had taught her to handle with great care whatever little money Hirabhai gave her every month on the pay day. But even her thrifty ways often failed to pull her growing family through the month.
On such occasions she had to borrow small amounts of money from neighbours. She did not hide such day-to-day stark realities from her children, for she did not want to give them a false start in life. Overall, Hirachandbhai and Jamanaben lived a life of impoverished dignity with their two daughters and three sons--Trilochanaben, Ramnikbhai, Jasuben, Dhirubhai and Natubhai. The Gujaratis customarily add ben or sister to all female names and bhai or brother to all male names.
Dhirubhai was the favourite child of both Hirachandbhai and Jamanaben despite his being an enfant terrible. He was from his very babyhood days extremely demanding, robust of health and difficult to placate.
As he grew up to boyhood, he became even more vigorous, unyielding and irrepressible. He possessed immense gusto and enormous energy and was always determined to do what he wanted to do in exactly the way he wanted it done, come hell or high water, as the phrase goes.
But Hirachandbhai was a fond father and seldom, if ever, spoke harshly to his children, especially to his favourite one. Dhirubhai was precocious and highly intelligent and also as highly impatient of the oppressive grinding mill of the school classroom.
Formal education was not his forte, he realized very early in life. He was essentially an outdoors boy. When asked to chose a task at home, at school or at the boys' hostel, he always chose the most strenuous task that called for immense physical energy and stamina.
Not that he was poor in doing his school lessons but just that he did not enjoy all the mugging up and learning by rote which school education required those days. As his elder brother Ramnikbhai and he grew into boyhood, Jamanaben began exhorting them to help supplement their father's meager income.
That angered Dhirubhai. I'll make heaps of money one day. Just to show that that was not an empty boast, he once procured a tin of groundnut oil on credit from a local whole seller and sold the oil in retail sitting on the roadside, earning a profit of a few rupees that he gave to his mother. Next, he began setting up bhajia or onion and potato fries stalls at village fairs during weekends when his school was closed.
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Dhirubhai Ambani Biography
This story is from June 25, Ambani, who founded the petrochemicals giant Reliance group, was born in in Chorwad village in Gujarat. He started out as a labourer, graduated to becoming a spice trader, and then set up his first cloth mill in Ahmedabad; finally building one of India''s largest companies. The story of the small-time trader who within just four decades created a globocorp is part of Indian market folklore. Dhirubhai has many firsts to his credit - from building the Rs 90 billion Hazira project to the GDR by an Indian company reporting a whopping net profit of Rs 10 billion. But one of his greatest achievements lies in catalysing shareholders'' spirit in India through bonuses and dividends.
Dhirubhai Ambani: A brief profile
Reading success stories of greatest professionals stimulates motivational enzyme within us and we all wish to emulate them on path of success. Following above you will read today success story of Mr. A true rags-to-riches story, Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, has been undisputedly India's most enterprising entrepreneur. Born in a gujarati family Dhirubai moved toYemen at the age of 16, where he worked as a dispatch clerk with A. After working in Dubai for sometime he later returned to India where he founded the Reliance Commercial Corporation with a meager capital of Rs. He set up the business in partnership with Champaklal Damani from whom he split in Dhirubhai started his first textile mill at Naroda, near Ahmedabad and launched the brand "Vimal".
In , he was honored posthumously with the Padma Vibhushan , India's second highest civilian honour for his contributions to trade and industry. Dhirubhai Ambani was one of the sons of Hirachand Gordhanbhai Ambani, a village school teacher belonging to the Modh Baniya community and Jamnaben Ambani and was born in Chorwad, Junagadh district , Gujarat  on 28 December, He did his studies from Bahadur Kanji school. In his youth, he joined the protests against the Nawab of Junagarh and organized many actions against the Nawab's plans to join Pakistan after independence.