Savitri Devi Jindal (born 20 March 1940[3]) is an Indian businesswoman and politician. She is the chairperson emerita of the O.P. Jindal Group.[4] She is also the president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha. As of June 2024, the Jindal family's net worth is estimated at $37.8 billion.[5]

Savitri Jindal
Born20 March 1940 (age 84)[1]
OccupationChairperson of O.P. Jindal Group
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse
(died 2005)
Children9, including Sajjan and Naveen

Biography

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Jindal was born in Tinsukia, Assam in a Hindu Marwari family. She married Om Prakash Jindal in the 1950s, 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.[6] She is a member of the INC political party.[citation needed]

Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India, as of March 3rd, 2024, she is the 50th richest person in the world. [7]She is the world's seventh-richest mother and contributes to the public work her husband started.[8] She was conferred with Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar in 2008 by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal.[9]

Political life

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In 2005, Jindal was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from Hisar 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 the cabinet minister in the Haryana Government on 29 October 2013.[10]

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 a member of the 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 of 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 Steel is the third-largest producer of steel in India.[11]

In March 2024, she joined Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of 2024 Indian general election. Her son and politician, Naveen Jindal is contesting on BJP ticket from Kurukshetra.[12]

References

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Haryana Vidhan Sabha MLA
  3. ^ "A Housewife Who Stepped Out Of The Domestic Threshold & Led A Steel Company From The Front". IndiaTimes. 2 October 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Jindal Steel & Power Ltd||About Us". www.jindalsteelpower.com.
  5. ^ "Savitri Jindal & family". Forbes. Retrieved 2 June 2024.
  6. ^ "The World's Billionaires, #56Savitri Jindal". Forbes. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Real Time Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved 3 March 2024.
  8. ^ Goudreau, Jenna (20 December 2010). "The World's 20 Richest Moms". Forbes. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Official website". Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Savitri Jindal finds place in Haryana government". The Economic Times. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Savitri Jindal - India's Richest Mother". Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  12. ^ "India's richest woman and ex-minister Savitri Jindal quits Congress, joins BJP". mint. 28 March 2024. Retrieved 28 March 2024.


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