Priti Adani is an Indian educationist and a qualified doctor. She also works as a philanthropist. She is the chairwoman of the Adani Foundation. She is considered the leading women educationalist in Gujarat, India.
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Priti Adani was born on Sunday, 29 August 1965 (age 56 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She obtained a Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) at Government Dental College, Ahmedabad.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
The names of her parents are not known.
Husband & Children
Her husband’s name is Gautam Adani. He is a billionaire industrialist and the founder of Adani Group.
The couple has two sons named Karan Adani and Jeet Adani.
The name of her granddaughter is Anuradha Karan Adani.
After completing her studies, Priti Adani started working as a dentist. She was appointed as the chairperson of the Adani Foundation in 1996. After the Bhuj Earthquake in 2001, she began a school in Mundra, Gujarat and named it ‘the Adani DAV School.’ Later, the name of this school was changed to Adani Public School. In Bhadreshwar (near Mundra) and Ahmedabad, Priti Adani and her husband founded Adani Vidya Mandir school in June 2009. The motto of this school was to provide free of cost higher secondary education to deprived and needful children.
Priti Adani is also the chairperson of the world’s largest tribal institution and tribal university – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Residential School, Delhi.
On 16 May 2016, Priti Adani started managing the Adani Skill Development Centre named ‘SAKSHAM,’ which was initiated to make the youth of India capable by providing them World Class Skill Development Training in these centres. In 2018-19, Adani Group’s CSR budget rose from Rs 95 crore to Rs 128 crore under Priti’s guidance and leadership.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
2010-2011: FICCI-FLOW Women Philanthropist Award
An honorary doctorate by Gujarat Law Society University
The motto behind the opening of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Priti said while addressing the gathering of students at KISS during her visit on the campus in 2016,
Education is the most powerful tool for social transformation. Adani Foundation is happy to strengthen the educational scenario in the far off tribal areas of Odisha by partnering with the prestigious Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.”