Azim Premji is the Chairman of Wipro, one of the largest software companies in India. Its headquarters are in Bengaluru, the Indian Silicon City. Azim Premji was rated the richest person in the country from 1999 to 2005 by Forbes. His wealth in 2006 was estimated at US$14.8 Billion which places him as the fifth richest Indian. Azim H. Premji was born to M.H. Hasham Premji. His grandfather was the rice king of Burma. His father had declined an invitation from M.A.Jinnah to go to Pakistan. Premji attended St. Mary`s School I.C.S.E. in Mazagaon, Mumbai. He was just finishing his undergraduate engineering studies at Stanford University in 1966 when his father passed away. He immediately returned to India where he took over the family`s fledgling vegetable oil business, Western Indian Vegetable Products Limited (now called Wipro). Premji started
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