OP Jindal Death Anniversary: From A Farmer To Summit Of Success, The Story Of Man Of Steel

| April 2 , 2018 , 12:32 IST

Some people are born to become great since birth and some achieve the feat by their hard work. Om Prakash Jindal fondly remembered as Bauji, who left many inspirational stories behind for the future generation belonged to the second category.

The famous Indian industrialist, social worker and leader of the people became the impression of idol for many young people to also achieve immense success in their lives.

Om Prakash Jindal was born on August 7, 1930, at Hisar, Haryana in a farmer family. At the age of 22, he started doing business, under which, he had set up a bucket production unit in Hisar. After the initial challenges and hard work, he opened a pipe unit in 1964. With this, he established Jindal India Limited. Later in 1969, he opened a big factory named Jindal Strips Ltd following to the expansion of his business.

Beautified with the tag of the 'Man of Steel', OP Jindal was known for his hard work, dedication and honesty, for this reason, in 2004, the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured him with Life Time Achievement Award for his invaluable contribution in the steel sector.

As a successful industrialist, OP Jindal was also a true patriot and social worker. In spite of his immense success in the industry, he was a person associated with ordinary person's land. He started many inspirational schemes to connect the weaker, backward and Dalit sections of the society with the mainstream. He also initiated many programmes for public service and contributed to the expansion of health, education and development facilities.

In order to pursue the services of the public service, OP Jindal started the schemes that benefit the society. OP Jindal established the NC Jindal Charitable Trust in the name of his father, Ditram Jindal and Mata Chandrawali Jindal. Under this trust, a hospital with 500 beds is being run in Hisar, Haryana, where the poor are treated free of cost. There is also a residential school named Vidya Devi Jindal in Hisar. This school, made for girls in 40 acres, is taught up to class 12th standard.

It was his zeal for patriotism and social service that led him to join politics and to pursue his state and country. He was elected MLA for the first time in 1991. In 1996, on the ticket of Haryana Vikas Party, he won the Lok Sabha election from Kurukshetra. After which, by giving support to the coalition government formed under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Center, he made important contributions. In 2005, for the third time, Hissar stood for the MLA and won a major victory and took charge of the energy minister in the state. As a power minister, his dream was that electricity in Haryana and the entire country was like water.

In the politics, the image of OP Jindal was a clear Jananeta. While doing politics and public service, he reached the peak of popularity, but in a helicopter accident on March 31, 2005, he became disturbed by this world.

After his departure, his wife Savitri Jindal and four sons carried forward their industrial heritage. Their four sons Prithviraj Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal and Naveen Jindal are pushing their standing business umpire forward.

The main business of OP Jindal Industries Group has been related to steel, yet it can be divided into 5 sections-pipes, carbon steel, stainless steel, rail and energy. Walking on the map step of his father OP Jindal, all the sons have taken care of his father's legacy.

OP Jindal Group is one of the leading business houses in the country. According to Forbes Magazine, OP Jindal Group's chairperson Savitri Jindal is India's richest woman. His family is fully involved in realizing the dream of OP Jindal and this is the reason why OP Jindal, despite being convinced by the world, is alive among us all because of his thoughts and principles.