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Savitri Devi Jindal (born (1950-03-20)20 March 1950) is an Indian businesswoman.

Savitri Jindal
Born (1950-03-20) 20 March 1950 (age 69)[1]
ResidenceHisar, Haryana, India[1]
NationalityIndian
EducationDiploma
OccupationChairperson of Jindal Group
Net worthIncrease US$5.2 billion (Forbes)[2]
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)O.P. Jindal (1970–2005)
ChildrenPrithviraj Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal, Naveen Jindal, and five others

BiographyEdit

Savitri is the Chairperson Emiretus, Jindal Steel & Power Limited. Born in the Rasiwasia family in Tinsukia, Assam, Savitri got married to O.P. Jindal in 1970s, who had founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate.[3]

Savitri Jindal was a Minister in Haryana Government and 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.

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 LifeEdit

In 2005, Jindal was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from Hissar constituency, which was earlier represented by her late husband Sh.O.P 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.

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 Mr. 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Haryana Vidhan Sabha MLA
  2. ^ "Savitri Jindal".
  3. ^ "Savitri Jindal". Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  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.