Savitri Devi Jindal is an Indian politician and entrepreneur born on March 20, 1940. She served as the O.P. Jindal Group's emeritus chairperson. She also serves as the college's president in Agroha, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College. According to estimates, the Jindal family's net worth is $24.5 billion.
Early Life & Education
Indal was born into a Hindu household in Tinsukia, Assam. In the 1970s, she wed Om Prakash Jindal, who had founded the steel and power company Jindal Group. Jindal served as a minister in the Haryana government and a representative for the Hisar district in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly). In the Haryana assembly elections held in 2014, she was defeated for the seat. After her husband O.P. Jindal died in a helicopter accident in 2005, she was appointed chairwoman. She is an INC political party member.
With a net worth of approximately $4.0 billion, Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India and the 16th-richest Indian in 2016. She was also the 453rd-richest person in the world in 2016. She is the seventh-richest mother in the world and supports the charitable causes her husband founded. In 2008, the Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar was awarded to her by the Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal.
Jindal was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in 2005 from the Hisar constituency, which had previously been long-time representative of her late husband Om Prakash Jindal. She was re-elected to the district in 2009, and on October 29, 2013, the Haryana government named her as a cabinet minister. She had previously held the positions of Minister of State for Urban Local Bodies and Housing as well as Minister of State for Disaster Management, Consolidation, Rehabilitation, and Housing in the previous cabinet.
After she took over, the company's revenue increased fourfold. She was a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly and held the position of Minister of Power until 2010. She is from the state of Haryana. O.P. Jindal, an engineer by trade, founded the O.P. Jindal Group in 1952. It evolved into the steel, electricity, mining, oil, and gas giant. Her four sons, Prithviraj, Sajjan, Ratan, and Naveen Jindal, are in charge of each of these four corporate sectors. The third-largest manufacturer of steel in India is Jindal Steel.