Times of India Owner: Indu Jain Biography Achievements Details
Indu Jain was born into the country’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh. She is the widow of Late Ashok Kumar Jain and is the mother of Samir Jain and Vineet Jain.
Fortune worth US $2.8 billion was bequeathed, by her through Sahu Jain family the industrial family of India. Sahu Jains related to a small city of Najibabad, Bijnor district -Uttar Pradesh.
Ideologies Indu Jain:
A spiritualist at heart Indu handles the humanitarian genre of the Times foundation. She also writes spiritual columns for it. She is an active backer of women’s rights, and her fervent fight for various field is well-known.
Under her guidance the Times Foundation runs community services, research groups and relief funds for various disaster reliefs such as floods, storm, earthquakes and epidemics. She encourages rising entrepreneurs and believes in their potential to shine, and make way for themselves in the world.
She stressed the need for oneness amid faiths, in her speech at the United Nations in 2000, at the Millennium World Peace Summit of devout and spiritual pioneer. The Oneness Forum, formally launched by the President of India in 2003, also works under the leadership of Indu Jain.
Indu Jain Achivements:
Indian Congress of Women awarded Indu Jain, an International Lifetime Achievement Award, with women empowerment being the event’s backdrop theme. She is the founder President of the Ladies of FICCI.
Bennett Coleman & Co- Company Profile:
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd is the nation’s largest media group. It was founded in the year 1838 and is establish in Mumbai, India- In 1948, Ram Krishna Dalmia sold out the company to the present group, his son-in law, Sahu Shanti Prasad.
It provides media publishing services as Magazines, Internet and newspapers. Huge brand name such as The Economic Times, Times of India, Femina, Sandhya Times, Times FM and Film fare are under its ownership. Along with this, various television channel such as Times Now, Zoom TV and FM radio network like Radio Mirchi also constitute its holdings.
The Times Group acts as supreme fame generating source. It is the most circulated English daily newspaper, and is accordingly headed by Indu Jain’s sons Vineet Jain and Samir Jain. It was acquired from a British group, and today sells more than 3 million copies worldwide.
It employs over 7000 employees. It publishes five dailies including two largest in the country, owns fifteen publishing centers, fifteen printing centers and fifty-five sales offices. It further runs twenty-nine niche magazines, two lead magazines, two television channels and thirty two radio stations, producing a turnover in excess of USD 700 million.
New Delhi is the landmark for its headquarters. Indu Jain carefully guides every step taken towards the development of The Times Foundation, and has successfully collected national and international praise for it.
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd strives to provide high quality of content in all its spheres of activity. It has risen to the position of India’s largest media conglomerate. Initially, it was present in areas of print media, but its century old policy of innovation and birth of fresh ideas has diversified it into new fields. The company gets its name from the partnership of Thomas Bennett, The Times of India’s first professional editor and F M Coleman.
The Bhartiya Jnanipath, which was established in 1944, by the then President of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd, awarded excellence in creative literary writing to Indians in any language. Today, this prestigious award lies within the powers of Indu Jain, herself.
She is the chairperson of the Bhartiya Jananipath Trust, and rightfully heads the post being a true patron of art and literature herself. The Times Group is India’s most profitable media company, and enjoys 50% urban market share of English dailies. Indu Jain acts as the guiding force of the group, and continues to infuse new energy into it Leading ways and heading all, like a true matriarch.