|Azim Premji is the fifth richest Indian businessman and the chairman and CEO of Wipro, one of the largest software companies in India. He was born on July 24, 1945. He has been recognised as one of the "Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time" by BusinessWeek. In 2000, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education conferred him with an honorary doctorate. In the same year he was also declared the Businessman of the Year, by Business India.