Savitri Jindal

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Savitri Jindal
Born (1950-03-20) 20 March 1950 (age 72)[1]
NationalityIndian
EducationDiploma
OccupationChairperson of O.P. Jindal Group
Net worthDecrease US$14.8 billion (july 2021)[2]
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Om Prakash Jindal (1930–2005)
Children4, including Sajjan and Naveen

Savitri Devi Jindal (born 20 March 1950) is an Indian businesswoman and Chairperson Emeritus of O.P. Jindal Group.[3] She is also the president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha.

Biography[edit]

Jindal was born in Tinsukia, Assam; she married Om Prakash Jindal in the 1970s, who had founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate. Jindal was a Minister in the Haryana Government and a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) from Hisar constituency. She lost the seat in elections held in 2014 for the Haryana assembly. She became the chairperson after her husband, O.P. Jindal, who died in a helicopter crash in 2005.[4] She is a member of the INC political party.[citation needed]

Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India, and the 16th-richest Indian in 2016,[5] worth over $4.0 billion; she also was the world's 453rd-richest person in 2016. She is the world's seventh-richest mother and contributes to the public work her husband started.[6] She was conferred with Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar in 2008 by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal.[1]

Political life[edit]

In 2005, Jindal was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from Hissar constituency, which was earlier represented by her late husband Om Prakash Jindal for a long time. In 2009, she was re-elected to the constituency and was appointed as the cabinet minister in the Haryana Government on 29 October 2013.[7]

In the previous cabinet, she had served as the Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management, Consolidation, Rehabilitation and Housing and also the Minister of State for Urban Local Bodies and Housing.[citation needed]

The revenue of the company quadrupled after she took charge of the company. With a background and History from the state of Haryana, she served as the member of Haryana Legislative Assembly and held the office of Minister of Power till 2010. O.P. Jindal group was started in 1952 by O.P Jindal, an engineer by profession. It became the conglomerate for steel, power, mining, oil and gas. Each of these four divisions of her business is run by her four sons, Prithviraj, Sajjan, Ratan and Naveen Jindal. Jindal Steels is the third-largest producer of steel in India.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Haryana Vidhan Sabha MLA
  2. "Savitri Jindal". Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. "Jindal Steel & Power Ltd||About Us". www.jindalsteelpower.com.
  4. "The World's Billionaires, #56Savitri Jindal". Forbes. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. "Savitri Jindal & family". Forbes. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  6. Goudreau, Jenna (20 December 2010). "The World's 20 Richest Moms". Forbes. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  7. "Savitri Jindal finds place in Haryana government". The Economic Times. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  8. "Savitri Jindal - India's Richest Mother". Retrieved 6 October 2014.