The Dhirubhai Ambani memorial, instituted in the name of the founder and ex-chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Dhirubhai Ambani, will be opened to public from February 3rd onwards. Located in the small town of Chorwad in Junagadh district of Gujarat, the memorial, which was inaugurated by the Ambani clan and members belonging to the Reliance family on December 28th(birth anniversary of the Dhirubhai Ambani), will be opened to public viewing in the presence of family matriarch Kokilaben Ambani, wife of Late. Dhirubhai Ambani and Reliance Industries group President ParimalNathwani.
The memorial was inaugurated with much fan-fare on the 80thbirth anniversary of Dhirubhai HirachandAmbani on December 28th 2011 by the Ambani family's spiritual guru Ramesh BhaiOza. Along with all the members of the Ambani family, 150 members of Reliance group and those associated with the family were also present to induct the ceremonial opening of the memorial.
The memorial has been instituted within the complex where Dhirubhai Ambani spent most of his childhood. It was in a rented section of the bungalow (then called 'MangarolwaloDelo’) where Dhirubhai Ambani and his family used to live. The patriarch went on to purchase the bungalow in 2002, which is now renamed as 'DhirubhainoDelo'.
The memorial complex has three sections, comprising a picture gallery, the old residence of Dhirubhai Ambani and an auditorium for screening a short film on Dhirubhai's life to the visitors of memorial. The original structure of the house has been kept the same while some portion has been converted into a museum of sorts. The founder of Reliance has been immortalised in an array of sepia toned pictures which stand symbolic of his life-journey and that of Reliance. The section of the complex which used to be the residence of the Reliance patriarch has been re-structured to resemble the actual residence from his time.
Dhirubhai Ambani -the founder of Reliance –is well-known for pioneering India’s biggest and most renowned private sector company for nearly forty years. From what could be seen as a modest start as a small time trader to instituting one of the most revered companies in the Indian business quarter, Dhirubhai Ambani’s life journey is that of inspiration. He is credited with having rolled out a business model that companies follow even today in an effort to reach at the top of the ladder of success once held by the Ambani patriarch himself.