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Om Prakash Jindal popularly known as O.P. Jindal (7 August 1930 – 31 March 2005) was born in Hisar,Haryana.He established a successful business enterprise under the flagship of the Jindal Organization. O.P. Jindal was the Chairman of the Jindal Organization. In November 2004, Jindal was awarded the prestigious "Life Time Achievement Award" for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Steel Industry by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a chamber of commerce based in West Bengal, India.Established in 1853, it is the oldest such institution in India.The organization has its headquarters at the former Royal Exchange in B. B. D...

. According to the latest Forbes' List, he was ranked 13th amongst the richest Indians and placed 548th amongst the richest persons of the world.

Jindal was appointed Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana. He won the Hisar Legislative Assembly seat of Haryana three times consecutively. He was also a Member of the Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution from 1996 to 1997.

Jindal was elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (the Haryana state government) in February 2005, and was the Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana at the time of his death. He was the Chairman of the N.C. Jindal Charitable Trust; Patron and Trustee of Agroha Vikas Trust and Agroha Medical College.

His 4 sons, Prithviraj Jindal, Sajjan Jindal
Sajjan Jindal
Sajjan Jindal is an Indian businessman. He is the Vice Chairman, Managing Director of JSW Steel, a part of the JSW Group of companies. JSW Steel is India's third-largest steel producer. JSW Steel has formed a strategic tie-up with the world's sixth largest and Japan's second largest steel producer...

, Ratan Jindal
Ratan Jindal
Mr. Ratan Jindal is the Vice Chairman - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of JSL Limited – a USD 1 Billion Stainless Steel conglomerate and the founding company of the USD 6 billion O. P. Jindal Group. A dynamic and focussed leader, Mr...

 and Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament from the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency in the northern Indian state of Haryana. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, which is part of the $15 billion diversified O.P...

 now run the steel and power empire. His widow Savitri Jindal is Minister of State for Revenue, Disaster Management, Rehabilitation and Housing in Haryana
Haryana
Haryana is a state in India. Historically, it has been a part of the Kuru region in North India. The name Haryana is found mentioned in the 12th century AD by the apabhramsha writer Vibudh Shridhar . It is bordered by Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the north, and by Rajasthan to the west and south...

 state government, while his son Naveen is a member of the Parliament of India
Parliament of India
The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. Founded in 1919, the Parliament alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all political bodies in India. The Parliament of India comprises the President and the two Houses, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha...

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