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S P Jain School of Global Management is named after Sahu Shreyans Prasad Jain (1908-1992) (also spelled as Shriyans Prasad Jain), who was an Indian businessman, parliamentarian and a prominent member of the Jain community. He was the brother of notable businessman and philanthropist Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain. He was awarded Padma Bhushan for social work in 1988.
Shreyans Prasad was born in 1908 to the Sahu Jain family in Najibabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He lost his father at the age of 15 and became the head of his family. He moved the family to Lahore (then a part of India but now a part of Pakistan) at the age of 18. He was a freedom fighter for Indian independence from Britain, and was jailed several times by the British.
In 1948, S P Jain moved to Mumbai with very little resources. There, he acquired a small chemical company and, with much hard work, made it grow. The company continues to be a part of the extended family. By 1965, his business group consisted of 12 companies.
At the age of 60, Mr Jain became a philanthropist and set up several schools and colleges, including SPJIMR, the eminent business college in Mumbai. He also established a school for mentally challenged students.
S P Jain was good friends with most of the famous Indians of his time, including Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Morarji Desai, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and many others. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house of parliament) from 1952 to 1958, and President of the FICCI (a premier industry trade body) and International Chamber of Commerce. In 1988 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan (the Indian Government’s 2nd highest civilian recognition) for philanthropy.
Shriyans Prasad Jain was the grandfather of Nitish Jain, President of S P Jain School of Global Management.