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Indu Jain

Indu Jain

Indian business woman
Indu Jain
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Intro Indian business woman
Is Business executive Businessperson Publisher Media Executive
From India
Type Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism
Gender female
Birth 8 September 1936, Faizabad, Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Age 84 years
Family
Spouse: Ashok Kumar Jain
Children: Vineet JainSamir Jain
The details

Biography

Indu Jain belongs to the Sahu Jain family and is the current chairperson of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which owns the Times of India and other large newspapers. She is widowed with two sons.

According to Forbes 2015 rankings, Indu Jain had a net worth of $3.1 billion and was ranked 57th-richest person in India and 549th-richest person in the world.

Professional

Indu Jain is Chairperson of The Times Group. In her capacity as Chairperson of The Times Group, Indu has since infused new energy into the growth of India's largest media house.

The Times Foundation, which she founded and carefully guides. The Times Foundation runs Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster reliefs like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and epidemics.

Indu Jain is also founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO (March 2017 ))she is Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, which awards India's most prestigious and highest literary award, the Jnanpith award and supports endeavours .

Indu Jain spearheads a movement to spread the principles of peace globally.

Awards

Ms Jain was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government Of India in January 2016.

Personal

Indu Jain was married to Ashok Kumar Jain by whom she had two sons, Samir Jain, Vineet Jain and a daughter. Her husband died on February 4, 1999 in Cleveland, United States at age of 65, following a heart transplant on January 10.

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