|Other name||Mataji and Mummy The Times of India|
|Profession(s)||Entrepreneur and Philanthropist|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in January 2016
• Lifetime Achievement Award by Institute of Company Secretaries of India “for translating excellence in corporate governance into reality” in November 2019
• Award by Indian Congress of Women in 2000
• Lifetime Contribution to Media by the All India Management Association in 2018
|Date of Birth||8 September 1936 (Tuesday)|
|Birthplace||Faizabad, United Provinces, British India (before the partition of India in 1947; now Uttar Pradesh).|
|Date of Death||13 May 2021 at 9:35 pm|
|Place of Death||Delhi|
|Age (at the time of death)||84 Years|
|Death Cause||COVID-19 complications The Times of India|
|Hometown||Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Ethnicity||Sahu Jain The Live Mint|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Widowed|
|Husband/Spouse||Ashok Kumar Jain (Died on 4 February 1999 in Cleveland, United States)
• Samir Jain (Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Times Group)
• Vineet Jain (Managing Director & Owner, Times Group)
|Net Worth (approx.)||$3.1 billion (Rs. 20,937 crores) as of 2016 Hindustan Times|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Indu Jain
- Indu Jain was a well-known Indian entrepreneur and social activist.
- In 1983, she worked as the founder president of the FICCI Ladies Organization.
- In 1999, she was appointed as the chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust which was founded by her father-in-law, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, in 994. The trust was established to promote literature in Indian languages.
- She founded ‘Times Foundation’ trust in 2002 to support various community services, operate a research foundation, and manage relief funds.
- In 2003, she helped in starting ‘Oneness Forum’ to promote unity in the world.
- She then worked as the chairperson of one of the largest media groups in India ‘Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd’ also known as the Times Group.
- As per various media sources, she had a deep knowledge of many ancient scriptures.
- She addressed the United Nations at the Millenium World Peace Summit in 2000.
- Her last wish was to donate her organs, but due to COVID-19 condition, she could not do so.
- She was a spiritual person and used to attend various spiritual events. During an interview, talking about life, she said,
Living in the present means not having regrets for the past, not worrying for the future. Life is what is now. I was born a seeker. I was very inquisitive and curious to explore. I don’t see a choice between ‘being happy’ and ‘having a purpose’ in life. The alternatives that seem different may just turn out to be the same. Life is an incredible adventure and you should give it your best.”
- She took her last breath on 13 May 2021. On her demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his condolences. He tweeted,
Saddened by the demise of Times Group Chairperson Smt. Indu Jain Ji. She will be remembered for her community service initiatives, passion for India’s progress and deep-rooted interest in our culture. I recall my interactions with her. Condolences to her family. Om Shanti.”
- On her demise on 13 May 2021, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted,
In the demise of Smt Indu Jain, Chairperson of Times Group, we lost a unique media leader and a great patron of art & culture. She left her special imprint in the areas of entrepreneurship, spirituality & philanthropy. Condolences to her family, friends and admirers.”