Times Group Chairman Indu Jain Dies Aged 84 | India News
Indu Jain, President of the Time groupA lifelong spiritual seeker, pioneering philanthropist, distinguished patron of the arts, and passionate advocate for women’s rights, passed away Thursday due to Covid-related complications. She was 84 years old.
As tributes came to him from statesmen, captains of industry, and spiritual teachers, among many others, friends and admirers spoke fondly of his insatiable youthful spirit, zest for life, and determination to make the world a better place.
The first thing people usually notice Indu Jain It was his radiant complexion and his childish, mischievous smile, both an outward manifestation of his deep immersion in spirituality. Well versed in ancient scriptures and belief systems, she used her scholarship lightly and her conversation was peppered with witty comments and delighted laughter. After becoming president of the Times Group in 1999, she developed a distinctive leadership style, characterized by compassion and inclusiveness, that helped propel the group to new heights.
She set up the Times Foundation in 2000, with sustainable development and transformational change as its key goals. One of the most respected non-profit organizations in India, it provides community services and manages the Times Relief Fund to offer assistance during cyclones, earthquakes, floods, epidemics and other crises.
She was the founding president of the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), established in 1983 to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence among Indian women. Since 1999, she has also served as president of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, founded in 1944 by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, her father-in-law, to promote literature in Indian languages. The Jnanpith Award, awarded by the Trust annually, is recognized as the most prestigious honor for authors writing in Indian languages.
He was also the driving force behind the Oneness Forum, launched in 2003 to promote unity in the world. The Mahavira-Mahatma Prize was instituted under the aegis of the forum to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of ahimsa (non-violence).
A lifelong philanthropist, one of her last wishes was to donate her organs. Unfortunately, the complications caused by Covid-19 made it unfulfilled.
Over the course of a rich and fulfilling life, he received many honors, including the Padma Bhushan in January 2016. The Institute of Business Secretaries of India presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, an award for lifetime contribution to media from the All India Management Association in 2018, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indian Congress of Women in 2000, also addressed the United Nations at the Millennium World Summit for Peace.
Indu Jain once said: “Living in the present means not regretting the past, not worrying about the future. Life is what it is now. I was born a seeker. I was very curious and curious to explore. I don’t see a choice between “being happy” and “having a purpose.” Alternatives that seem different may turn out to be the same. Life is an incredible adventure and you must do your best. ”She certainly did.