Indu Jain Indian business woman

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Indu Jain
Born (1936-09-08) 8 September 1936 (age 84)
OccupationChairman and CEO of
Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd.
Known forThe Times Foundation
The Oneness Forum
Net worthIncrease US$3.1 billion (February 2016)
Spouse(s)Ashok Kumar Jain
ChildrenSamir Jain, Vineet Jain

Indu Jain is a prominent Indian media personality who belongs to the Sahu Jain family and is currently the chairperson of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which is popularly known as the Times Group. This group owns the Times of India and other large newspapers.

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 is Chairperson of The Times Group, and The Times Foundation, which she founded. [1] The Times Foundation runs Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster reliefs like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and epidemics.[2]

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.


Indu Jain was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government Of India in January 2016.[3]


Indu Jain was married to Ashok Kumar Jain by whom she had two sons, Samir Jain, Vineet Jain and a daughter. Her husband died on 4 February 1999 in Cleveland, United States at age of 65, following a heart transplant on 10 January.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Times Group Chairman Indu Jain gets Lifetime Achievement Award". The Economic Times. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  2. ^ Nov 30, TNN |; 2019; Ist, 05:38. "Times Group chairman gets lifetime award from ICSI - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Times Group chairman Indu Jain, Rajinikanth and 50 others receive Padmas from President". Times of India. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ashok Jain, chief of TOI group, dies in US". Rediff. 4 February 1999. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Media world loses another doye". Indian Express. 5 February 1999. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
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