Indu Jain, who chaired media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman & Co, died on Thursday. She breathed her last in Delhi.
Being a lifelong spiritual seeker, pioneering philanthropist, a distinguished patron of the arts, and passionate proponent of women's rights, the Times Group chairperson, Indu Jain, was a visionary woman.
Source: The Indian Express.
Times Now shared a video in honor of her remembrance where they said that she was a “ spiritual seeker and a pioneering philanthropist”.
She got awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for trade and industry. The foremost thing to be noticed about Indu Jain was her “radiant complexion and childlike mischievous smile.” It conveyed that she was a passionate proponent of women’s rights and that she had “evolved a distinctive leadership style, characterized by compassion and inclusiveness, that helped propel the group to new heights”.
The above picture is the message in which Indu Jain's son, Vineet Jain, tweeted saying that how his mother taught him to live on his own terms and in a state of constant bliss. Expressing his gratitude towards her mother, he said:
"Nirvana, I celebrate a truly remarkable spirit."
PM Modi tweeted,
"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."
Besides the Padma Bhushan award, Indu Jain also received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in 2019, an award for Lifetime Contribution to Media by the All India Management Association in 2018, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Congress of Women.
As chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, which owns the Times of India newspaper, Indu is credited with infusing new energy into the growth of India's largest media house.