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Sangita Jindal

Sangita Jindal is the Founder of Hampi Art Labs and oversees the organization’s strategic direction. As one of India’s most prominent philanthropists, patrons, and collectors, for over 30 years she has supported art and heritage through numerous projects both at home and abroad. 

As Chairperson of the JSW Foundation - the social development arm of the JSW Group, one of India’s leading business houses - Sangita is responsible for its social development projects. Over the last three decades, the JSW Foundation has established a track record and a rich legacy of empowering rural communities to enrich their lives. The Foundation’s focus areas are Education, Health and Nutrition, Skill Development, Rural BPO, Environment and Water, Sports, and Art and Heritage.

 A philanthropist who believes in the transformative power of art, Sangita set up the Jindal Arts Creative Interaction Centre (JACIC) of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in 1994. She also publishes Art India Magazine which has been a chronicler of the Indian art scene since 1996, is celebrating the 5th year of the AD x JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship, and is supporting the next edition of The Indian Ceramics Triennale. Her efforts to preserve heritage for future generations led to extensive restoration work at the Hampi temple complex in the southern Indian state of Karnataka and The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai, Maharashtra – both projects received conservation awards from UNESCO. She has recently undertaken the restoration of the Shalimar Bagh - the world-renowned Mughal Garden in Srinagar, Kashmir.

Sangita is an Eisenhower Fellow and is on the Board of Trustees of the World Monuments Fund - India Chapter and an Advisor on the Khoj Board. She is a member of the Tate International Council, the UN Women Business Sector Advisory Council (BSAC), a governing board member of Mumbai First, and a trustee of Asia Society. Sangita was recognized by Vogue India as ‘Heritage Keeper of the Year’ in 2019 in their Women of the Year awards in recognition of her work preserving cultural heritage in India. She also received the Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership 2019. Today the work that Sangita oversees at the JSW Foundation, runs across 22 locations in 11 Indian states and touches over a million lives annually.

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