Born: 4 November 1889
Died: 11 February 1942
- He was an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and Indian independence fighter.
- He founded the Bajaj Group of companies in the 1920s, and the group now has 24 companies, including six that are listed on the bourses.
- He was also a close and beloved associate of Mahatma Gandhi, who is known to have often declared that Jamnalal was his fifth son.
- During the First World War, the British government appeased and honored native tradesmen, soliciting funds.
- They appointed Jamnalal an honorary magistrate.
- When he provided money for the war fund, they conferred on him the title of Rai Bahadur, a title he later surrendered during the non-co-operation movement of 1921.
- He was named the president of Gandhi Seva Sangha, a group of workers who dedicated their time to constructive work.
- Several institutions in India bear his name, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.
- A locality, JB Nagar, in the sub-urban Andheri in Mumbai has been named after him.
- Jamnalal Bajaj Award was established in 1978 by the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation and is given away each year on his birth anniversary.
- He was later elected a member of the Congress Working Committee and as the treasurer of Congress in 1933.
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