Indu Jain

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Indu Jain
Born (1936-09-08) 8 September 1936 (age 83)
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 belongs to the Sahu Jain family and is the current chairperson of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which 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. The Times Foundation runs Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster reliefs like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and epidemics.[citation needed]

Indu Jain is also founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO (March 2017) she is Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, which awards the Jnanpith award.


Indu Jain was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government Of India in January 2016.[1]


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.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Times Group chairman Indu Jain, Rajinikanth and 50 others receive Padmas from President". Times of India. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Ashok Jain, chief of TOI group, dies in US". Rediff. 4 February 1999. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Media world loses another doye". Indian Express. 5 February 1999. Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)