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Vivek Oberoi a top philanthropis

Posted by on June 25, 2011 0 Comment

Actor Vivek Oberoi is an ecstatic man. His efforts at philanthropy have borne fruit and he features in Forbes Asia’s list of ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’ with three other Indians. Vivek’s name features among the top 48 philanthropists which also includes the names of Billionaire Shiv Nadar of HCL Technologies, AzimPremji of WIPRO and GMR Group founder Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao.

The only four Indians to feature in the list, it’s indeed an achievement for Vivek. The list features some of the Asia-Pacific’s high-profile and interesting givers to society. Four philanthropists were picked from each of the 12 markets in the region making it a total of 48 for this year, Forbes reported.

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi took help from his star power to give back to the needy through his foundation. The 34-year old actor has donated $ 3 million to date and helped raise $ 25 million to support education, health and disaster relief in India. Among the most prominent givers on the list is Hong Kong celebrity Jackie Chan, the 57 year old star who has launched the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1988 and offered scholarships and other help to young people. Agencies

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