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Times Group chairperson Indu Jain passes away at 84

Web report/New Delhi
Filed on May 13, 2021
Courtesy: Twitter

Tributes pour in after the demise of the philanthropist at 84 due to Covid-related complications

Indu Jain, the chairperson of the Times Group, passed away on Thursday evening because of Covid-related complications. She was 84.

In a tweet, Times Now called Jain a “lifelong spiritual seeker, pioneering philanthropist, distinguished patron of the arts, and passionate proponent of women’s rights.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences.

“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,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

Jain was also the founder of the Times Foundation, the company’s vehicle for philanthropic activities, and also founded the women’s wing of the industry lobby FICCI.

She was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour in the country, in 2016.

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