Savitri Devi Jindal is the richest woman in India. In 2016, Savitri was ranked 16th richest Indian having $4 billion and world’s 453rd richest person. Savitri is the world’s 7th richest mother.
She enjoys speaking about her children though she continues with her husband’s public work.
Early Life and Eduaction
Savitri Devi Jindal was born on 20th March 1950 in Tinsukia, Assam and holds a diploma. In 1970, Savitri married O.P. Jindal who founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate. Their sons are Prithviraj, Sajjan, Ratan and Naveen. The sons are industrialists. Their daughters are Saroj Bhartia, Nirmala Goel, Urmila Bhuwalka, Sarika Jhunjhunwala and Seema Jajodia. Savitri’s resident is at Hisar, Haryana. She is the Chairperson of Jindal Group since her husband, O. P. Jindal, died in a helicopter crash (2005). Savitri was a Minister in Haryana Government and a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha [Legislative Assembly]. In 2014, she lost the seat in elections for the Haryana assembly. She is a member of the INC political party.
Family of Savitri
Om Prakash or O.P Jindal was born on 7th August 1930 in Hisar, Punjab, to Netram Jindal and Chandravati Jindal. He married Savitri Devi Jindal (1970) and had four sons and five daughters. He established Jindal Steel and Power under Jindal Organisation and became the Chairman. Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded O. P. Jindal the “Life Time Achievement Award” (November 2004) for contributing to Indian Steel Industry. He was the Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana.
He won the Hisar Legislative Assembly seat of Haryana thrice consecutively. He was a Member of Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution (1996 – 1997). He was elected to Haryana Vidhan Sabha (February 2005). He was the Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana (2005). O.P. Jindal was the Chairman of the N.C. Jindal Charitable Trust. He was the Chairman of the Patron and Trustee of Agroha Vikas Trust and Agroha Medical College. He died in a helicopter crash on 31st March 2005. His four sons – Prithviraj, Sajjan, Ratan and Naveen run the steel and power empire. Savitri is the Minister of State for Revenue, Disaster Management, Rehabilitation and Housing in Haryana State Government. Naveen is a member of the Indian Parliament.
Son of Savitri
Prithviraj Jindal, eldest son was born in Hisar. His children are Tripti Puneet Arya, Sminu Jindal, Shraddha Jatia. Sajjan Jindal was born on 5th December 1959 in Hissar. He studied at M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology. He is an Indian Entrepreneur, Chairman, Managing Director of JSW Group of Companies.
It comprises of steel, mining, energy, ports, infrastructure and software business. JSW Steel is India’s second largest private steel producer and it has a tie-up with JFE Steel. It is world’s sixth largest and Japan’s second largest steel producer. Sajjan is married to Sangita Jindal, a trustee for Make-A-Wish Foundation India. They have two daughters, Tarini and Tanvi, and a son Parth. The family lives in Malabar Hill, Mumbai Maharashtra.
Ratan was born on July 1961 in India. He is married to Deepikaa Jindal. Their children are Urvi Jindal, Abhyuday Jindal.
Naveen Jindal, the youngest child of Savitri and Om Prakash, was born on 9th March 1970 in Hisar, Haryana. Naveen attended Campus School Hisar. He graduated in Commerce from Hans Raj College, Delhi University (1990). He got his MBA degree from the University of Texas at Dallas (1992). There, he was the President of Student Government and was awarded Student Leader of the Year Award. Naveen is married to Shallu Jindal, an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer and Chairperson of National Bal Bhawan. They have two children, a son and a daughter.
Net worth of Savitri Jindal
Savitri Jindal is net worth of $5.8 Billion. She is the Chairperson of the O.P Jindal Group. Savitri Devi Jindal’s four industrial sons also work for the JSW Group Company. The various sectors of the Company include steel, mining, energy, ports, infrastructure and software business. Also, JSW is planning on expanding.