Canada’s top Sikh Tycoon donates $10 mn to University


Canada: Bob Dhillon, one of the top Sikh tycoon’s from Canada donated $10 million to the University of Lethbridge in Alberta on Wednesday.

Dhillon’s family hails from Tallewal village near Barnala in Punjab. He is also an alumnus of Bishop Cotton School in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

The university has renamed its business school after the Sikh tycoon that is now called the Dhillon School of Business.

Bob (Navneet) Dhillon is based in Calgary and is the president and CEO of the real estate giant Mainstreet Equity Corporation. He started his venture in 1980s with only a car and has now appreciated the assets to over $1.5 billion. The company also owns over 10,000 apartment units across Canada at present.

“I’m a first-generation immigrant and I’m very fortunate that I’m in a position to make this contribution. This is my way of giving back to Canada,” said Dhillon

“I am an immigrant and a businessman and I’m extremely thankful for the opportunities I’ve had growing up here in Canada,” he added.

“I was very fortunate that the importance of education was drilled into me by my family, my parents, my brother, really everybody around me growing up,” the Sikh real estate tycoon said.

University President and Vice Chancellor Mike Mahon said, “Our university was founded by forward-thinking mavericks…Here we are 50-plus years later and we’re still looking ahead, pushing boundaries and creating an educational experience like no other.”

“This gift, this commitment from Dhillon, will help drive us forward.



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