Mumbai: Indu Jain, the Chairperson of India’s largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., is no more. She passed away on Thursday at 9:35 PM due to Covid19 related complications.
Popularly known as the Times Group, the group owns the Times of India and other large newspapers and News Media Networks.
Indu Jain is regarded as a prominent Indian media personality who belongs to the Sahu Jain family. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government Of India in January 2016
She founded The Times Foundation, which runs Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster reliefs like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and epidemics.
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.
Indu Jain was married to Late Mr.Ashok Kumar Jain by whom she had two sons, Samir Jain, Vineet Jain and a daughter.
Indu Jain is also founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO) as of March 2017. She is also the Chairperson of Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, which awards the prestigious Jnanpith award.
Tributes are pouring in for Indu Jain on social media platforms.
PM Modi on his Twitter handle wrote, “Saddened by the demise of Times Group Chairperson Smt. Indu Jain Ji. She will be remembered for her community service initiatives, passion towards India’s progress and deep-rooted interest in our culture”
Saddened by the demise of Times Group Chairperson Smt. Indu Jain Ji. She will be remembered for her community service initiatives, passion towards India’s progress and deep-rooted interest in our culture. I recall my interactions with her. Condolences to her family. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 13, 2021
Saddened to hear about the demise of Smt. Indu Jain, Times Group chairman.
My heartfelt condolences to her family and to the Times Group.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 14, 2021
Vineet Jain, Indu Jain’s son and Managing Director of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (B.C.C.L.) wrote, “My mother #InduJain believed that death is not something to be mourned but a soul changing clothes to start a new journey of exploration.”
My mother #InduJain believed that death is not something to be mourned but a soul changing clothes to start a new journey of exploration. She taught me to live on my own terms & in a state of constant bliss. As she attains Nirvana, I celebrate a truly remarkable spirit.
— Vineet Jain (@vineetjaintimes) May 13, 2021
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) May 13, 2021