Charitable giving in India
10 September 2012 Last updated at 03:00 BST
Despite the rising number of billionaires in India, there is still no strong culture of philanthropic giving.
But there are signs that this is starting to change.
The young, middle class are more socially aware and the concept of giving something back to society is slowly taking hold.
The BBC's Yogita Limaye has been finding out more in Mumbai.