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Sunday, 7 July, 2002, 07:56 GMT 08:56 UK
Top Indian businessman dies
One of India's most successful businessmen, the founder and chairman of Reliance Industries, Dhirubhai Ambani, has died in hospital following a stroke.

Mr Ambani, who was 69, started out as a petrol-pump attendant before going on to create Reliance Industries - a business empire with an estimated annual turnover of $12bn, and an 85,000-strong workforce.

Reliance specialises in petro-chemicals, but has diversified into telecommunications and information technology.

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