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Know Dhirubhai
December 28, 1932 : Born to Jamnaben and Hirachand Ambani (A teacher) at Chorwad of Junagadh district.
1949 : At age of just 17 years, reached Aden (which is part of Yemen at present). Started job with A.Besse, the sole distributor of Shell Company. Dreamt of setting up a huge company like Shell on return to India
1958 : Returned to Mumbai and set up Reliance Commercial Corporation and started commodity trading and export company.
1966 : Started visiting shops in Mulji Jetha Market for sale & purchase of yarn and accumulated capital for buying hand operated looms for Naroda Textile Unit, and thus took a first step towards ‘Backward Integration’.
1975 : World Bank certified that Reliance’s Textile Plant is the best at par with benchmarks of developed countries.
1977 : First public issue of Reliance: Steered an ‘Equity Cult’ in India by attracting thousands of small investors to invest money in business & created a novel business leadership.
1982 - 88 : Commissioned Polyester plant at Patalganga in Maharashtra. Another major move in direction of backward integration
1991 : The first phase of Petrochemical Complex at Hazira near Surat started. Strengthened the position in Polyester and entered into attractive Polymer products' business
1992 : In first of its kind of international GDR issue in history of Indian business, Reliance raised $150 million from international market
1993 : In first of its kind of Euro Convertible Bond issue by an Indian Company, Reliance raised $140 million

In the biggest ever public issue of that time, Reliance came up with Rs. 2172 crore issue to fund setting up of a world class petroleum refinery at Jamnagar
1994 :

GDR issue of $300 million
Business India magazine felicitated Dhirubhai Ambani with ‘Businessman of the Year – 2013’ award.

1995 : Reliance became the first Indian private sector company to get credit rating by International Credit Rating Agency
Reliance became the first private sector company to raise $300 million in two phases from international debt market
1996 - 97 : Raised $600 million from American debt market by issuing five Yankee Bond Issues. The maturity dates of the issues ranged from 10 years to 100 years.
1996 - 98 : Reliance completed expansion of second phase of Hazira Petrochemical complex. It became the world’s biggest ‘Multi-Feed’ cracker plant with investment of Rs. 9,000 crore ($2.5 billion). It increased the production capacity of Reliance four times to 6 million ton.
1998 : America’s Pennsylvania University’s Wharton School conferred upon ‘Dean’s Medal’ to Dhirubhai Ambani for excellent business leadership.
‘Business Week’ magazine of US selects Dhirubhai Ambani as ‘Star of Asia’
1999 - 2000 : The Jamnagar refinery with Rs. 25,000 crore
($6 billion) investment, 27 million tonnes per annum capacity and equipped with petrochemicals, power and port facilities commenced operation.
Reliance’s Jamnagar Refinery: The biggest investment at single location by any Indian Corporate.
2000 : FICCI felicitated Dhirubhai Ambani as ‘Entrepreneur of 20th Century’
A Civic Reception of Dhirubhai Ambani by Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
2001 : Economic Times conferred upon Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Excellence to Dhirubhai Ambani
2002 : Taylor Nelson Sofres – Mode Survey declared Reliance as ‘The Most Appreciated Corporate House of India’ for second consecutive year
Reliance acquired IPCL, the second largest petrochemical company of India
July 6, 2002 : Dhirubhai Ambani bids adieu to the world.