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Jeweller turned philanthropist Dharamraj Ranka holds a calf during Annakut Mahotsav in Hyderabad. Ranka has dedicated his life for protection of cows.

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Investor Warren Buffett talks with CNBC's Becky Quick, at PurposeBuilt2017, a national conference sponsored by the Purpose Built Communities group that Buffett supports, in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett discussed what philanthropy can do to help fight poverty.

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That smile lights up many a stormy shore. Daughter of the entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala, Trishya channels her energies into philanthropy. Her Lighthouse Project gives structured training to young volunteers, and her foundation supports several other NGOs.

Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, attends a meeting with India's Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi. India conferred one of its highest civilian awards on Bill Gates and his wife Melinda for their work to promote global health and development.

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Melinda Gates (left) wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates poses for photographers as she shakes hands with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi.

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Seconds Count Did the sneaky, freaky, cheeky idea come from Sir Elton John himself? After all, it's for the benefit of his AIDS foundation that Liz Hurley's pecuniary affections were so profitably auctioned (£50,000, no less). Rich banker Julian Bharti clinched the deal for a passionate clinch. Looks genuine? But Liz is a good actress!

An Indian origin banker, Julian Bharti, the son of a Canadian businessman, paid 50,000 British pounds, equivalent to approximately Rs 48,95,825 for kissing 49-year-old actress Elizabeth Hurley as part of a fundraiser for Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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British actress Elizabeth Hurley during a function to raise money for Breast Ca., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010.

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