Dr.Sitaram Jindal was born on the 12th September 1932 in a remote village called
Nalwa in Haryana, India to Netram Jindal and Chandravali Devi. His father, Netram
Jindal was a landlord, and a highly disciplined person who believed in hard work
and Chandravali Devi was an incarnation of traditional Indian womanhood, with inexhaustible
love and care for others. Dr.Sitaram Jindal was the third of the five brothers;
all came to be illustrious at latter days as they set up together an industrial
empire unparalleled in modern India, and no wonder that they all carried the qualities
of their parents which formed the basis of their attitude towards life and work,
and a key to their success. Dr.Sitaram Jindal was schooled in his native village
and graduated from Calcutta University in 1956 and was subsequently awarded a Doctorate
degree in Naturopathy. He has also been honoured with a D.Sc. by the Tumkur University.
He is one of the founders of Jindal Group of Industries and is the Founder, and
Chairman & Managing Director of Jindal Aluminium Ltd.(JAL), with a turnover of approximately
Rs.2000 crores (Rs.20000 million) per annum. Jindal Aluminium Ltd. is India’s largest
aluminium extrusion producer meeting about 30% of the nation’s extrusions demand.
The Company regularly exports its products to USA, UK, Germany, Singapore, Gulf,
Africa, Sri Lanka and other countries. Among many national and international awards
including export promotion award from Government of India, Jindal Aluminium Ltd.
was the first to receive the prestigious ISO-9001 certification in aluminium industry
in India. The company has also established Aluminium Rolling Division for manufacture
of aluminium sheets and foils near Bangalore with an investment of over Rs.700 crores.
This Rolling Division is already into commercial production.
Yet his real passion lies not merely in the success in business which at the best
indicates his capability as a leader and his smart thinking, but in his unshakeable
faith in Nature, in its beauty and in the mystery of the great elemental forces
and its curative and sustaining power within which the life itself originated and
in which it must end. The blossoming of this interest is now almost legendary. In
his younger days in Kolkata, once when he was suffering from a stomach pain of unknown
origin, which could not be cured by allopathic medicines taken for months, at the
instance of a well wisher, he went to a local Naturopathic clinic, ill-managed and
dirty, but nevertheless, got cured.
It was a defining event in the history of drugless medical care in India, as that
was the time when the visionary in him could see the illimitable possibility of
naturopathy and yoga as curative tools. About that time he was giving a shape to
the advent of a new drugless regimen that has no side effect, and also an integral
part of rural Indian life-style. Few years later, he took upon himself almost single
handedly, the task of developing a systematic, well-defined drugless regimen, based
on scientific diagnosis and finally, at the outskirt of Bangalore, Naturopathy and
Yoga Institute (now called as Jindal Naturecure Institute) was born under a separate
Trust in 1979. The rest is history.
Dr.Jindal is deeply committed and highly responsive to the welfare of the society.
He spends quality time and huge funds for various social and charitable activities.
He is instrumental in establishing and running several charitable institutions in
the field of education, health, social welfare etc. and is the founder of 16 charitable
trusts and societies that are doing yeoman service to the community and world at