Savitri Jindal - From Commoner To Billionaire

Sarika Anand Sarika Anand
Oct 12, 2022 6 min read
Savitri Jindal - From Commoner To Billionaire

Yang Huiyan is no longer Asia's richest lady, as the country's developers, notably her Country Garden Holdings Co., are battered by China's property crisis. Savitri Jindal, an Indian woman, who has a wealth of $11.3 billion owing to her business, the Jindal Group, which is active in fields notably metallurgy and power production, overtook Yang on July 30, 2022, in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as Asia's wealthiest woman. She also left behind another Chinese millionaire Fan Hongwei, whose fortune stems from the chemical-fiber firm, the Hengli Petrochemical Co.

Savitri Devi Jindal's life path from a housewife to an industrialist with a commoner's heart shows us the power of women. She is a true encouragement to many women who want to start their professions but are afraid to succeed. This lady has demonstrated that when it comes to her family, a woman would go to any length to defend them. This abrupt change following her husband's death had not left her weak in her thinking but rather resolved to achieve her husband's goal till her final breath. She is a lady to be proud of, as well as a learning opportunity that will enable many women to live prosperous and independent life.

Savitri Jindal is presently India's tenth richest person. For the last five years, Forbes has continuously named her India's richest woman. Savitri leads the organization so well because she is both a mother and a businesswoman at heart. As a result, "The Jindal Group" is now not only on everyone's lips in India but has also made its mark on the rest of the world.

Read this article further, to learn about the journey of Savitri Jindal, her biography, starting from her early life, her education, her current state, and much more.

Savitri Jindal - Biography

Full Name Savitri Devi Jindal
YOB 1950
Nationality Indian
Spouse OP Jindal
Home Town Tinsukia, Assam, India
Occupation Businesswoman

Savitri Jindal - Early Life, and Education
Savitri Jindal - Family
Savitri Jindal - Career and Life Timeline
Savitri Jindal - In Politics
Savitri Jindal - Awards, and Recognition
Savitri Jindal - Social Work
Savitri Jindal - Controversies
Savitri Jindal - FAQs

Savitri Jindal - Early Life, and Education

Savitri Jindal was born in Tinsukia, Assam on March 20, 1950. Savitri married Om Prakash Jindal, founder of the OP Jindal Group, in 1970. The couple has a total of nine children. After OP Jindal died in a helicopter crash in 2005, Savitri took over as CEO of the corporation.

She received her schooling in Assam, her native. She did not go to college. She received her diploma degree from Assam University.

Savitri Jindal - Family

After Vidya Devi, O.P.'s first wife and Savitri's sister passed away, Savitri Jindal's father arranged for her to marry entrepreneur Om Prakash Jindal when she was 15 years old. O.P., who was 20 years older than Savitri, was the father of six children from his first marriage, the oldest of whom was about Savitri's age. O.P. and Savitri have three biological children.

In 1970, Savitri married Om Prakash Jindal. O.P. Jindal died in a helicopter crash. Her four sons are Pruthviraj Jindal, Ratan Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, and Naveen Jindal, who are in charge of the Jindal group. She has a total of nine children.

After O.P. Jindal died in a helicopter accident in 2005, his four sons received equal ownership of the group's businesses, which they currently manage on their own. They were the driving force behind the conglomerate's decision to list electricity company JSW Energy on the National Stock Exchange of India and to grow internationally by acquiring coal mines in Mozambique and iron ore mines in Chile. Her son Sajjan Jindal, who resides in Mumbai and oversees JSW Steel among other things, is in charge of the group's most valuable assets. Jindal Steel & Power is managed by Jindal's younger son Naveen, who lives in Delhi.


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Savitri Jindal - Career and Life Timeline

  • As a housewife - Savitri was the wife of Mr. O.P. Jindal, a well-known industrialist, and politician at the time, and the mother of nine children. Savitri Devi gained management skills by managing the household. As the heart of the Jindal family, she also had a unique ability to bring the members of the bloodline together. Despite being the wife of such a great man, Savitri Devi's wings were always firmly planted in the ground and focused on the responsibility of looking after the family members. Her husband, Mr. O.P. Jindal, died in a helicopter mishap in North India in 2005, and this abrupt tragedy turned her life around completely.
  • As a businesswoman - Savitri Devi's life had an abrupt jolt that caused her to leap to greater heights, from caring for the house to managing the business her husband, Mr. O.P. Jindal, started in 1952. The children of Savitri Jindal share equally in the ownership of the several businesses that make up The Jindal Group. Savitri Jindal rose to become one of the richest women in the world while managing the family company with the utmost care. After she took over, the company's revenue increased exponentially.

Savitri Jindal - In Politics

She was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from the Hissar constituency in 2005. Following her election in 2009, she was once again re-elected to the district on October 29, 2013. She served in the previous administration as the Minister of State for Emergency Management, Restructuring, Reconstruction, and Housing as well as Local Urban Bodies and Housing.

As a minister in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Savitri represents the Hisar Constituency. Savitri lost a lot of seats in the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections. She became the Jindal group's Chairperson upon her husband's death. She was also a member of the Indian National Congress political party. She is one of the richest women and one of the top 10 richest businesspeople.


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Savitri Jindal - Awards, and Recognition

  • In 2013, he was appointed as a Cabinet Member of the Haryana Government.
  • In 2014, he was a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly.
  • Asia One Magazine will bestow an international accolade in the field of women's empowerment in 2021.
  • The tenth richest person in India and Asia's richest woman

Savitri Jindal - Social Work

Aside from politics and business, this lady, with a touch of simplicity, focuses on social concerns. She entered the field of social care to accomplish her husband's desire of improving the quality of life of the poor, farmers, and laborers, as well as to speak for youth and women. She says that she is determined to serve the social cause till her last breath.

Savitri Jindal - Controversies

  • Savitri Jindal filed a complaint against the CEO of ZEE News, Samir Ahluwalia, and other top ZEE News employees before the Election Commission of India in 2014, citing the circulation of fake news on the channel and harming her professional image.
  • During an election rally in the Hisar region on 14 October, Subhash Chandra made an unfair, false, deceptive, and defamatory statement about members of the Jindal family, namely against the plaintiff (Savitri Jindal) and Congress MP Naveen Jindal.

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Savitri Jindal - FAQs

Who was the husband of Savitri Jindal?

Late Om Prakash Jindal was the husband of Savitri Jindal.

How rich is Savitri Jindal?

Savitri Jindal is Asia's richest woman.

What is the current role of Savitri Jindal in the company?

Savitri Jindal is the Chairman of the Jindal Group.

What is the net worth of Savitri Jindal?

Savitri Jindal is worth 1590 Crores USD.

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