Prominent Indians and Indian Americans who donated to the Clinton Foundation

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By Sujeet Rajan

Sujeet RajanWASHINGTON, DC: It’s not just politician Amar Singh who donated to the Clinton Foundation. More than 900 Indian-origin individuals and organizations with ties to India have contributed at least $251 to the Clinton Foundation, an examination of the organization’s donor list by The American Bazaar revealed.

The donors include Indian Americans, citizens of India, Non-Resident Indians, Indian American-founded companies and nonprofit organizations, and companies and nonprofit organizations based in India.

The Foundation does not disclose the address and nationalities of donors. The American Bazaar identified the names using public records.

The Foundation also does not disclose the exact amount it received from each donor; instead it lists 13 broad categories of amounts: “less than $250,” “250 to $1,000,” “$1,001 to $5,000,” “$5,001 to $10,000,” $10,001 to $25,000,” “$25,001 to $50,000,” “50,001 to $100,000,” “$100,001 to $250,000,” “$250,001 to $500,000,” “$500,001 to $1 million,” “$1,000,001 to $5 million,” “$5,000,001 to $10 million,” “$10,000,001 to $25 million,” and “Greater than $25 million.”

The American Bazaar chose not to identify the names of donors in the “Less than $250” category, given the size and breadth of that donor base. A search for donors in that category turns up 282,759 records.

Among the India-related donors, a vast majority — nearly 650 — gave between $251 and $1,000, while more than 150 donated between $1,001 and $5,000 to the Foundation. Here is a breakdown of donors in different categories:

  • 4 donors gave anywhere from $1,000,001 to $5 million: longtime Clinton ally and former CEO and chairman of infoGROUP Vin Gupta; Dave Katragadda, founder and president of the investment firm Seven Hills Group; UK-based steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal; and politician Amar Singh.
  • 2 donors contributed between $500,001 and $1 million — CEO of the Chicago-based company Chopper Trading Raj Fernando and EKTA Foundation of Amrita and Ashok Mahbubani.
  • 2 Indians donated between $250,001 and $500,000 to the Foundation. They are industrialist Ajit Gulabchand and the now deceased hotelier Lalit Suri.
  • 3 donors gave between $100,001 and $250,000. They are Washington-based businessman and philanthropist Frank Islam and his wife, Debbie Driesman; and Lata Krishnan, CFO of Shah Capital Partners and Chair of the American India Foundation; and Reliance Europe Limited.
  • 10 donors gave between $50,001 and $100,000; among them, Dinyar Devitre, a Special Advisor at growth equity firm General Atlantic, and the Hinduja Foundation.
  • 13 donors contributed between $25,001 and $50,000. They include the Deshpande Foundation, run by philanthropist and technology leader Desh Deshpande, and Parmeshwar A. Godrej, wife of Adi Godrej, chairman of India’s Godrej Group.
  • 41 gave between $10,001 and $25,000. Among them are McKenzie Managing Director Rajat Gupta, who is now serving time for insider trading; Indian IT powerhouse Infosys; M. Night Shyamalan Foundation, started by the Indian American filmmaker; and Washington-area technologist and philanthropist Ranvir Trehan.
  • 32 donors gave between $5,001 and $10,000. This list includes Sant Nirankari Mission and the Wadhwani Foundation, founded by information technology billionaire Romesh Wadhwani.
  • Among those who gave between $1,001 and $5,000 are long-term Hillary Clinton aide Huma M. Abedin, Hindu Temple & Heritage Foundation, Inc. and Indian Religious and Cultural Center.

Here is the partial list of Indian-origin individuals and organizations with ties to India who donated to the Clinton Foundation:

Names Minimum Maximum
Vin Gupta $100,0001 $500,0000
Dave Katragadda $100,0001 $500,0000
Lakshmi N. Mittal $1000,001 $500,0000
Amar Singh $100,0001 $500,0000
Raj Fernando $500,001 $100,0000
EKTA Foundation $500,001 $100,0000
Ajit Gulabchand $250,001 $500,000
Lalit Suri $250,001 $500,000
Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman $100,001 $250,000
Lata Krishnan $100,001 $250,000
Reliance Europe Limited $100,001 $250,000
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public $50,001 $100,000
Kuji Chahal $50,001 $100,000
Dinyar Devitre $50,001 $100,000
Suresh Khosla $50,001 $100,000
Manish Mittal $50,001 $100,000
Ajay B. Shah $50,001 $100,000
Niranjan S. Shah $50,001 $100,000
Lekha Singh $50,001 $100,000
Sudhir S. Singh $50,001 $100,000
The Hinduja Foundation $50,001 $100,000
Milind K. Ambe $25,001 $50,000
Lakshman Evani $25,001 $50,000
Parmeshwar A. Godrej $25,001 $50,000
Sujay Jaswa $25,001 $50,000
Anuj Khanna $25,001 $50,000
Dilip V. Kulkarni $25,001 $50,000
Mukesh H. Mehta $25,001 $50,000
Suresh Nanda $25,001 $50,000
Deven Parekh $25,001 $50,000
Vinod Sekhar $25,001 $50,000
The Deshpande Foundation $25,001 $50,000
Shashi Vaswani $25,001 $50,000
Seema Hingorani $25,001 $50,000
Anant Foundation $10,001 $25,000
Anand Appulingam $10,001 $25,000
Arjun D. Arora $10,001 $25,000
Vinita Bali $10,001 $25,000
Manvinder S. Banga $10,001 $25,000
Indrajit Bardhan $10,001 $25,000
Mudita Bhargava $10,001 $25,000
Bhuruka Gases Limited (BGL) $10,001 $25,000
Navneet S. Chugh $10,001 $25,000
Randeep Dhillon $10,001 $25,000
Essar Group $10,001 $25,000
Rajat K. Gupta $10,001 $25,000
Satish Gupta $10,001 $25,000
Ravi Ika $10,001 $25,000
Indian Farmers Fertilizers Coop. Ltd $10,001 $25,000
Infosys Limited $10,001 $25,000
Isha Foundation $10,001 $25,000
Suresh Jhunjhnuwala $10,001 $25,000
Rajive Johri $10,001 $25,000
Kalyani Foundation $10,001 $25,000
M. Night Shyamalan Foundation $10,001 $25,000
Anuj Malhotra $10,001 $25,000
Rajiv I. Modi $10,001 $25,000
Anil K. Monga $10,001 $25,000
Rahul N. Moodgal $10,001 $25,000
Sunil Paul $10,001 $25,000
Vivek Paul $10,001 $25,000
Sreedhar Potarazu $10,001 $25,000
PTC India Limited $10,001 $25,000
Sanju K Bansal Foundation $10,001 $25,000
Parag Saxena $10,001 $25,000
Smita Shah $10,001 $25,000
Tushar Shah $10,001 $25,000
Shan Investments $10,001 $25,000
Romita Shetty $10,001 $25,000
Sidhu-Singh Family Foundation $10,001 $25,000
Manish Singh $10,001 $25,000
Pradeep Sinha $10,001 $25,000
The Chatterjee Group $10,001 $25,000
The Chugh Firm $10,001 $25,000
Ranvir Trehan $10,001 $25,000
Ashvin Abraham $5,001 $10,000
Pradeep Kumar Bansal $5,001 $10,000
Gireesh S. Bembalkar $5,001 $10,000
Harshal Dave $5,001 $10,000
Rohit D’Souza $5,001 $10,000
Meera T. Gandhi $5,001 $10,000
Kamil Hasan $5,001 $10,000
Indira Enterprises Pty Ltd. $5,001 $10,000
Jain Center of South Florida Inc. $5,001 $10,000
Chhanulal Jhunjhnuwala $5,001 $10,000
Jyothi Kaliki $5,001 $10,000
Sundeep Madra $5,001 $10,000
Rocky Malhotra $5,001 $10,000
Shaminder Minhas $5,001 $10,000
Uma Ballava Mishra $5,001 $10,000
Saurabh Mittal $5,001 $10,000
Jasvant Modi $5,001 $10,000
Rajeev Nair $5,001 $10,000
Sudarshan K. Narula $5,001 $10,000
Ranesh Ramanathan $5,001 $10,000
Ananthakrishna Ramesh $5,001 $10,000
Sita K. Rao $5,001 $10,000
Sant Nirankari Mission $5,001 $10,000
Chandan Sengupta $5,001 $10,000
Erika Seshadri $5,001 $10,000
Rajesh Sharma $5,001 $10,000
Murali Tegulapalle $5,001 $10,000
Shobha Vanchiswar $5,001 $10,000
Nadadur Vardhan $5,001 $10,000
Rajnish Verma $5,001 $10,000
Wadhwani Foundation $5,001 $10,000
Huma M. Abedin $1,001 $5,000
Mohan Abichandani $1,001 $5,000
Nishith Acharya $1,001 $5,000
Nick Advani $1,001 $5,000
Atin Agarwal $1,001 $5,000
Kavasseri Agneshwar $1,001 $5,000
Akshay Anand $1,001 $5,000
Anu Anand $1,001 $5,000
Sunny Anand $1,001 $5,000
Biji Anchery $1,001 $5,000
Asian American Hotel Owners Association $1,001 $5,000
Vandana Ayarwal $1,001 $5,000
Rohit Bakshi $1,001 $5,000
Revathi Balakrishnan $1,001 $5,000
Sriram Balasubramanian $1,001 $5,000
B. Jayant Baliga $1,001 $5,000
Vijay Basani $1,001 $5,000
Bharat Behan $1,001 $5,000
Subrahmanyam Behara $1,001 $5,000
Raghu Belur $1,001 $5,000
Neena Beniwal $1,001 $5,000
Padmini Bhadriraju $1,001 $5,000
Ami Bhandari $1,001 $5,000
Narendra Bhandari $1,001 $5,000
Arun Bharat Ram $1,001 $5,000
Hansa Bhargava $1,001 $5,000
Chandrashekhara M. Bhat $1,001 $5,000
Pushpa Bhat $1,001 $5,000
Bose Corporation $1,001 $5,000
Sarojini Bose $1,001 $5,000
Subhash C. Bose $1,001 $5,000
Vikram Chauhan $1,001 $5,000
Rita Chopra $1,001 $5,000
Aditya Dahagam $1,001 $5,000
Karthikeyan Dasari Chinna $1,001 $5,000
Surajit Dasgupta $1,001 $5,000
Shweta Desai $1,001 $5,000
Shinta Deviyanti $1,001 $5,000
Amit Dhawan $1,001 $5,000
Venugopal N. Dhoot $1,001 $5,000
Anshuman Dube ? $1,001 $5,000
Saravanan Egambaram $1,001 $5,000
Balaji Ganapathy $1,001 $5,000
Neha Gandhi $1,001 $5,000
Puneet Gaur $1,001 $5,000
Sorab K. Ghandhi $1,001 $5,000
Neil Ghosh $1,001 $5,000
Hindu Temple & Heritage Foundation, Inc. $1,001 $5,000
Indian Religious and Cultural Center $1,001 $5,000
Srinivas Gopalan $1,001 $5,000
Kamla Iyer $1,001 $5,000
Mrinalini Jaikumar $1,001 $5,000
Ravi Jain $1,001 $5,000
Umesh Jain $1,001 $5,000
Vardhman Jain $1,001 $5,000
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation $1,001 $5,000
Asim Jani $1,001 $5,000
Chhanulal Jhunjhnuwala $1,001 $5,000
Amrita T. Joshi $1,001 $5,000
Sanjay Joshi $1,001 $5,000
Sanjay Kadaveru $1,001 $5,000
Ajay Kaul $1,001 $5,000
Lalita Kaul $1,001 $5,000
Raji Kaur $1,001 $5,000
Roma Khanna $1,001 $5,000
Vikas Khanna $1,001 $5,000
Sonal M. Khichadia $1,001 $5,000
Nina Koduru $1,001 $5,000
Vijay Kumar $1,001 $5,000
Madhu Madhavan $1,001 $5,000
Vic Mahendru $1,001 $5,000
Ushil Makhija $1,001 $5,000
Kuldeep Malkani $1,001 $5,000
Shaalu Mehra $1,001 $5,000
Chetan Mehta $1,001 $5,000
Rohan Mehta $1,001 $5,000
Shimmy Mehta $1,001 $5,000
Ramesh Menon $1,001 $5,000
Shantilata Mishra $1,001 $5,000
Bhupendra K. Modi $1,001 $5,000
K Modi $1,001 $5,000
Vinod Mohan $1,001 $5,000
Deepro R. Mukherjee $1,001 $5,000
Gopi Nair $1,001 $5,000
Madhu Narang $1,001 $5,000
Amit Narayan $1,001 $5,000
Feroz Nathani $1,001 $5,000
Prakash Palimar $1,001 $5,000
Harpreet Pannu $1,001 $5,000
Harpreet K. Pannu $1,001 $5,000
Arvind Parthasarathi $1,001 $5,000
Sabapathy Parthiban $1,001 $5,000
Amit Parulekar $1,001 $5,000
Shoaib C. Patail $1,001 $5,000
Anila Patel $1,001 $5,000
Harish S. Patel $1,001 $5,000
Hemant D. Patel $1,001 $5,000
Hersila Patel $1,001 $5,000
Kiritkumarr M. Patel $1,001 $5,000
Manher Patel $1,001 $5,000
Mumukshu Patel $1,001 $5,000
Ramesh Patel $1,001 $5,000
Ramesh V. Patel $1,001 $5,000
Naveen Patil $1,001 $5,000
Saurabh Popat $1,001 $5,000
Rajiv Prithvi $1,001 $5,000
Baiju Pundit $1,001 $5,000
RAJ & RAJ Realty LTD $1,001 $5,000
Sriram Raju $1,001 $5,000
Lalitha Raman $1,001 $5,000
Dilip Ray-Chaudhuri $1,001 $5,000
Ivy Ray-Chaudhuri $1,001 $5,000
Parsa Rohani $1,001 $5,000
Anil Roy $1,001 $5,000
Nihar R. Saha $1,001 $5,000
Umit D. Sami $1,001 $5,000
Vimala Santhanam $1,001 $5,000
Adarsh Sarma $1,001 $5,000
S. Shankar Sastry $1,001 $5,000
Amit Saxena $1,001 $5,000
Darshan Shah $1,001 $5,000
Dhiraj Shah $1,001 $5,000
Nishita Shah $1,001 $5,000
Rajan Shah $1,001 $5,000
Rajnikant Shah $1,001 $5,000
Sanjeev Shah $1,001 $5,000
Suresh Shah $1,001 $5,000
Kishore Shahani $1,001 $5,000
Sorabh Sharma $1,001 $5,000
Jyoti Shrivastava $1,001 $5,000
Jaswinder S. Sidhu $1,001 $5,000
Manjy Sidoo $1,001 $5,000
Davinder Singh $1,001 $5,000
Gaurav Singh $1,001 $5,000
Juliet Singh $1,001 $5,000
Pauleeta Singh $1,001 $5,000
Satwinder Singh $1,001 $5,000
Anand Singhal $1,001 $5,000
Awanish Sinha $1,001 $5,000
Anil Soni $1,001 $5,000
Amit Sood $1,001 $5,000
Manu Srivareerat $1,001 $5,000
Akash Srivastava $1,001 $5,000
Nallan Suresh $1,001 $5,000
Mala Thakur $1,001 $5,000
Tantra N. Thakur $1,001 $5,000
Ameet Vaghela $1,001 $5,000
Shalini Vajjhala $1,001 $5,000
Tejal Vakharia $1,001 $5,000
P. Vasudevan $1,001 $5,000
Alok Verma $1,001 $5,000
Ragiv Verma $1,001 $5,000
Kavita Vunnam $1,001 $5,000
Pranav Vyas $1,001 $5,000

(Sujeet Rajan is the Editor-in-Chief of The American Bazaar)

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