Savitri Devi Jindal is an Indian businesswoman who served as Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Limited.
Born in the Rasiwasia family in Tinsukia, Assam, Savitri married Om Prakash Jindal in 1970s, who had founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate.
Savitri Jindal was a Minister in Haryana Government and member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) from Hisar constituency. She lost the seat in elections held in 2014 for the Haryana assembly. She became the chairperson after her husband, O.P. Jindal, who died in a helicopter crash in 2005. She is a member of the INC political party.
Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India, and the 16th-richest Indian in 2016, worth over $4.0 billion; she also was the world’s 453rd-richest person in 2016. She is the world’s seventh-richest mother and contributes to the public work her husband started. She was conferred with Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar in 2008 by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal.
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