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Meet Savitri Jindal who crossed Domestic Boundaries to lead Jindal Group from the front

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Savitri Jindal is literally a woman of steel in a self-proclaimed man’s world.. Here’s the awe-inspiring  story of O.P. Jindal Group’s Chairperson Emeritus.

Today, we present the success story of Savitri Jindal, one of the rare Indian housewives who left the home only to join the family business. At the age of 71, she is of the world’s richest women in the world.

Savitri Jindal was born on March 20, 1950, in the upper Assam village of Tinsukia.

In the 1970s, she married OP Jindal, the founder of the Jindal Group, a steel and power company.  OP Jindal was a Haryana government minister and a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha from the Hisar constituency.

Savitri Jindal was 55 years old when her husband, Jindal Group founder Om Prakash Jindal, died in a helicopter crash in 2005.  Savitri Jindal discovered a whole new world after her husband’s tragic death, where she found herself as a lawmaker, social activist, and billionaire at the age when grey-haired individuals plan to retire from household or professional activities.

Savitri Jindal, a lady of simplicity and cultural essence, is now one of India’s richest women, with a net worth of $18.3 billion.

The late Om Prakash Jindal, who was born on August 7, 1930, to a farmer in Haryana’s Nalwa village, built the Jindal empire from the ground up.

At the age of 22, he made his first foray into business by establishing a small bucket manufacturing facility in Hisar.

Jindal Saw Limited, JSW Steel, Jindal Stainless Steel Limited, and Jindal Steel and Power Limited are some of the Jindal group’s main firms.

Because of her compassionate attitude to business, the group’s turnover surged fourfold after she took over as chairperson, and the conglomerate established leading positions in several businesses.

Many of the group’s enterprises expanded internationally by purchasing mines in Chile and Mozambique. Savitri Jindal served twice as a minister in the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government. During her term, she served as minister of state for revenue, disaster management, rehabilitation, and housing in 2006, and as minister of urban local bodies in 2013.

The Jindal Group’s matriarch is one of the country’s wealthiest ladies; Forbes magazine named her the world’s fourth wealthiest mother in 2010.

“Where others saw walls, he saw doors” – with her late husband OP Jindal’s success motto, Savitri Jindal is propelling the Jindal Group forward and even aiding the average man in any way she can.

She is involved in the construction of schools and medical institutions, as well as their successful operation by the Jindal Group.

Savitri Jindal remains detached from commercial affairs, instead focusing on monitoring the Jindal Group founder’s extensive social welfare projects in education and healthcare for industrial workers and the underprivileged.

The mother of nine children is also concerned about maintaining family unity and integrity among her children and grandchildren.

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