Every story is exceptional in its own way but this story is quite different from every other story. Here we present the success story of a powerful woman who, despite knowing nothing about business and administration, took over her husband’s business when he passed away in 2005.
This statement must have given you a clear idea of the lady we are going to talk about here: SAVITRI JINDAL
The current Chairperson of OP Jindal Group, Savitri Jindal is one of the most powerful women in India who has proved to this entire world that a housewife can do wonders and can administrate a company with full vigour. After the demise of Om Prakash Jindal, she handled all the administration work and with all her dedication took the Jindal Group to infinite heights.
Let’s read the success story of Savitri Jindal and discover how she secured her position among the top 10 richest people in India.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION OF SAVITRI JINDAL
Savitri Jindal was born on 20th March 1950 in Tinsukia located in Assam. She was born and brought up in an orthodox family. After the demise of her sister, she got married at the age of 15 to her sister’s husband who was 20 years older than her.
Although she didn’t attend college but owns a diploma from Assam University.
FAMILY AND HUSBAND OF SAVITRI JINDAL
Savitri was married to Om Prakash Jindal, the Founder of Jindal Group. Savitri is the mother of nine children. The sons are Prithviraj, Sajjan, Ratan and Naveen. She has five daughters – Saroj Bhartia, Nirmala Goel, Urmila Bhuwalka, Sarika Jhunjhunwala and Seema Jajodia.
Born to Netram Jindal and Chandravati Jindal on 7th August 1930, Om Prakash Jindal established Jindal Steel and Power under Jindal Organisation and became the Chairman of the group. He was also awarded the “Life Time Achievement Award” in November 2004 by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry for contributing his significant share to the Indian Steel Industry. Mr Jindal was also the Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana. He was a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from the Hisar constituency.
THE DEMISE OF OM PRAKASH JINDAL
Om Prakash Jindal died when Savitri was 55 years old. From then on, she took all the responsibilities of the Jindal Empire on her shoulders, not caring about her age at all.
OP Jindal’s death was a major turning point in the life of Savitri, who not only ventured out of the four walls of the house but also became an inspiration for all the women by becoming one of the richest women in the country.
When we recall the names of the top richest women in India, we count her name along with other powerful women of the country like Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the Founder and Chairperson of Biocon and Divya Gokulnath, the CoFounder of BYJU’s.
SAVITRI JINDAL IN POLITICS
Not restricting herself to just being a businesswoman, she also boasts of a career in Politics. After OP Jindal’s death, Savitri Jindal joined politics and was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from the Hisar constituency in 2005.
After years of struggle, she finally got appointed as a Cabinet member of the Government of Haryana. She later served as a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly.
Savitri is now a member of the Indian National Congress, a political party founded in 1885.
NET WORTH OF SAVITRI JINDAL
According to Forbes Billionaire Index, Savitri Jindal has a total net worth of $18 Billion. She added a crown to her feather by holding the position of India’s richest woman, after adding $12 billion to her fortune in just two years.
Savitri is the only woman on Forbes India’s Richest list, standing at the seventh position in 2021. She also ranks 91st on the Forbes Billionaires’ List.
PHILANTHROPY BY SAVITRI JINDAL
Apart from Savitri’s political and business life, Savitri Jindal is involved in solving a lot of social issues. She came to the field of social care to fulfil OP Jindal’s dream of upliftment of poor people, farmers, and labourers and stand for the youth and women of this country.
ABOUT OP JINDAL GROUP
Founded by OP Jindal in 1952, The OP Jindal Group is a multi-billion conglomerate which has emerged as one of India’s leading business organisations operating in various core sectors of the Indian economy. As a youth, OP Jindal through his company, dreamt of an India where the ‘Made in England’ labels on various products would be replaced by the ‘Made in India’ markings. The company works in different sectors such as steel, mining, energy, ports, infrastructure and software business.
Mr Jindal opened a pipe unit in 1964 after a lot of struggle with an investment of Rs. 42,000. Even without any experience in engineering, he single-handedly developed all the machinery for this plant. With his persistent dedication and commitment to making a self-reliant India, he became the steel tycoon of India. And now his wife and a powerful figure, Savitri Jindal is taking care of the entire group. Under the leadership of the matriarch of the Jindal family, the Group has seen its revenue grow by four times.
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