Prince Charles to attend India charity gala in Mumbai

Nov. 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

MUMBAI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A benefit for a charity established by Britain's Prince Charles will be packed with India's top talent, the event organizers said.

The British Asian Trust gala in Mumbai this weekend will be attended by Charles and wife Camilla, and will feature leaders of the Indian business community and Bollywood.

The goal is to encourage India's wealthy donors to give back to society, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported.

"We welcome the desire of his royal highness to engage with large Indian companies ... through the British Asian Trust on issues where targeted philanthropy can make a huge difference," trust Chairman Manoj Badale said in a written statement. "His royal highness can bring his global charity expertise to partner with our local foundations."

The headliners at the event include Bollywood action star Ajay Devgan and cricket's Rahul Dravid, the Telegraph said.

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of the Reliance and the wealthiest man in India, will co-host the festivities along with Ratan Tata, whose family trust fund owns Jaguar Land Rover and Corus Steel.

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