Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, Asia’s richest person, and his family have pledged to donate Rs 60,000 crore to a slew of social causes, to mark his 60th birthday.

The donation will be managed by the Adani Foundation for bolstering health care, education and skill development, Adani told in an interview Thursday.

“This is one the largest transfers made to a foundation in the Indian corporate history,” he said, adding that this commitment also honours the birth centenary year of his father, Shantilal Adani.

The Adani Foundation has gained rich experience in working with communities focused on integrated development efforts across all these areas.

Addressing these challenges can significantly enhance the competence and competitiveness of our future workforce," said Adani Group in a statement.

Our experience in large project planning and execution and the learnings from the work done by the Adani Foundation will help us uniquely accelerate these programs," added Adani.