Indu Jain, the Chairperson of Times Group, passed away on Thursday after being affected by Covid-19. The news was confirmed by the flagship news channel of the group, Times Now.
In a recent tweet, Times Now shared the news and called India Jain “a lifelong spiritual seeker, pioneering philanthropist, distinguished patron of the arts, and passionate proponent of women’s rights”.
Reportedly, the philanthropist wished to donate her organs, however, the coronavirus complications hindered her last wishes. Tribute has been pouring on social media from the leading people of the industry as well as others.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared a tweet to praise and remember the media mogul. “She will be remembered for her community service initiatives, passion towards India’s progress and deep-rooted interest in our culture,” he wrote in the tweet.
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
Times Group Chairperson Ms Indu Jain has passed on. Gentle soul, kind hearted, spiritual & a philanthropist who will be missed forever. May she travel well to a better & safer abode. Om Shanti 🙏🏻🙏🏻 @vineetjaintimes @satyan pic.twitter.com/wJh7JvZJ4L
— Navika Kumar (@navikakumar) May 13, 2021
Sad to hear about the passing away of Smt. Indu Jain, chairperson of the Times Group. She was a very spiritual and compassionate lady. Had the opportunity to meet her once at the Times Guest House in Delhi when I worked at @TimesNow in 2014. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/xAQ5fy3Ed6
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 13, 2021
Who was Indu Jain?
The prominent media personality, India Jain, joined the Times Group in 1999. She set up the Times foundation a year later, which went on to become one of India’s most known non-profits. The foundation established by Jain runs the Times Relief Fund which provides financial assistance to the ones affected during cyclones, earthquakes, floods, epidemics and other calamities.
In 2016, Jain was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the third-highest civilian honour in the country. As of 2017, she was also the founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI, established in 1983 to promote professional excellence among women in the country.
Besides that, she was the Chairperson of Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust since 1999, which was founded by her father-in-law, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, in 1945. Indu Jain was married to Ashok Kumar Jain and now succeeded by her two sons, Samir Jain, Vineet Jain and Nandita Jain.