Founder of JIS Group passes away at 98
Kolkata: Sardar Jodh Singh - Chairman & Founder JIS Group passed away in the city on Thursday. He was 98.
Sardar Jodh Singh was born to a Sikh family in 1920 in a remote village of Montgomery district, former Punjab Province in Pakistan who settled in India during Indo-Pak partition. After searching for business prospects in Ludhaina, he looked eastwards towards Kolkata and started
Sardar Jodh Singh first came to Kolkata in 1952 and since then, this has been his home. He soon turned this diary business into a flourishing venture and started supplying milk to the leading Milk Dairy product suppliers in Kolkata. He set up an Engineering college in Asansol in 1998 followed by JIS College of engineering in 2000. Thereafter, there was no looking back.
Today, his endeavour and hard worn has born fruits and turned JIS Group Educational Conglomerate into what it is now - the largest premier educational service provider of Eastern India with 26 institutes with over 126 program, and over 35000 students enrolled into theses diverse programs.
He will be remembered for his energetic innovative ideas and childlike enthusiasm which saw him make successful forays and ventures into diverse sectors like transport, iron and steel, real estate, telecom infrastructure and education, the last one was his pioneering role in helping in the path of removing illiteracy by the JIS Group Educational Initiatives.