Wish you are well. Ignoring letter writing skills acquired in school, I am going to start with recollection of personal incident instead of the intent or subject of this letter.
Almost 10 years ago or so, while strolling on the streets of Shrinathji and munching on 'Ratalu', my father proudly mentioned to me, while pointing at a construction site, "Son, this is the site of upcoming Dhiraj Dham. Its being build by the Ambani's who are also devout Vaishnavs like us." At that point I couldn't tell, whether he was more proud of the fact that we are generational Reliance investors or that you share religious beliefs with us. I was in college those days and had little knowledge or interest in shares/stock market. BUT I certainly felt a deep sense of pride that we both were 'practicing' Vaishnavs who frequented Shrinathji annually if not more.
Here is a recent story from the kingdom of Ravana.
A Buddhist monk has suffered serious injuries after setting himself on fire to protest against the slaughter of cattle.
Sri Lankan police said the monk set himself on fire today near the famed Temple of Buddha's Tooth Relic in the central town of Kandy.
I can skip another meeting and write more stories, But with the sad reality of corporate structures that exist today, I do not want to undertake the risk of my letter being trashed by your subordinate before it makes it to your table.[Knocking on wood] I do understand your time is valuable. So much that you alone are capable of fighting India's sanitation problem single handedly with your ever increasing net worth.
If you have made it this far, chances are that I have your marginal attention since a multi-tasking billionaire tycoon would look imbecile paying utmost attention to a small letter by roadside investor.
Kindly spend just spend 12 minutes along with Mrs. Ambani
Done watching? At this point you must do two things. First, acknowledge either by writing back to me or in your heart that you have understood what this letter is about. Second, you must thank Shrji bava that fortunately your father did not stick around to learn that you have decided to enter 'the flesh business'. Yes, he sure was a shrewd businessman and would be enthralled to see your business empire grow, but IMHO, certainly not with blood on your hands. You have become victim of West's flawed business philosophy that personal beliefs/religion and business do not go together/be kept separate etc etc. The counter argument to that is one must remain "dharmic" at all places at all times, just as one must breath at all places at all times.
Ever heard of BeVegCanada Campaign? Living in US, on one side, it is ironic to watch so many spirited ordinary Hindus and Christians alike working tirelessly to promote vegetarian diets and reduce meat consumption and in turn cruelty towards voiceless/helpless animals where as on the other side people like you, listed on Forbes world's most powerful individual's list, with immense power and "paisa" overrun the very faith they are born in to. You bring tears of pain in fellow Vaishnav's eyes. Please do not take this as curse/complaint/rant. This is just a hopeless attempt by an ordinary Vaishnav to guide another Vaishnav's conscience which lost direction on Mumbai's Dalal Street. I am no Sanjay of Mahabharat with supernatural ability to foresee future. So I cannot predict how, when or why but rest assured, if you are entering 'the flesh business' with millions of devout Vaishnavs/Jains/Hindus hard-earned money [and trust], it's all downhill for you, your family and RIL from this point onwards.
P.S. As a third generation small time Gujarati investor, I am selling all my RIL stocks and will request every Gujarati that I know of to do the same. I will also write to the Nathdwara temple board administration urging them to de-list "Dhiraj Dham" from their website and severe ties with you and your family.