Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Brijesh Pathak released “JKS – The Logistics Man of India” – a Biographical Book on the Late Shri Jai Karan Sharma, Founder – Chetak Group, to honour and acknowledge Shri Sharma as a self-made entrepreneur and a philanthropist, at a momentous event.
Authored by the senior communications professional Arun Arora, the Biographical book was released by Pathak in the presence of Sachin JKS haritasH, son of Shri Jai Karan Sharma and Director, Chetak Group, Arun Arora the Author of the Biography in English, Prabhat Kumar, Chairman, Prabhat Group, the publisher of the biography and Madhurendra Sinha, author of the biography in Hindi.
Shri Jai Karan Sharma, son of a farmer hailing from Jhinjhar, a small village in Haryana, was a self-made entrepreneur who started from scratch setting up Chetak Logistics in 1979 and went on to build Chetak Group, the leader in Logistics in India. He brought in the latest technologies and management techniques in Logistics. He excelled as an industry and thought leader who relentlessly pursued inclusive growth.
Titled ‘JKS–The Logistics Man of India’, the captivating biographical book captures Shri Sharma’s illustrious life journey wherein he excelled on the professional and social front leaving his illustrious legacy behind.
Shri Sharma was a people’s man. He believed in the dignity of labour and made it his mission to accord respect to the community. He stood for inclusive growth by supporting many potential entrepreneurs to set up their own transport companies. He was passionate about helping underprivileged people. He contributed to the education sector through the infrastructure development of schools and colleges.
Shri Jai Karan Sharma received national recognition from various credible organisations for his contribution to the industry, entrepreneurs and society. He was conferred with the “Transport Rattan” Award, “Outstanding National Citizen” Award, “Transport Samraat” Award, and the Rashtriya Udyog Rattan Award.
He left for his heavenly abode in October 2020. Alden Global bestowed him the title of “The Logistics man of India’ on behalf of the Logistics Industry in 2021.
The Government of India issued a Postal Stamp to honour Shri Jai Karan Sharma for his contribution to the socio-economic development of India. G. Kishan Reddy, Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Development of North-Eastern Region, released the postal Stamp in 2022.
He was also honoured with the “Life Time Achievement Award” at Social Impact Award in Jan 2023 for his outstanding philanthropic outreach to the underprivileged. The Cargo and Logistics Industry honoured him with the title of ‘Man of Logistics – an Outstanding Leader’ at the CargoNXT Summit.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, released Shri Jai Karan Sharma’s biography in Hindi in February 2023.
His dream lives on through the Chetak Foundation, a social arm of Chetak Group, set up by his family as a tribute to Shri Sharma’s vision of positively impacting the lives of underprivileged communities. The Foundation focuses on Education, Environment, Health, Livelihood, Nutrition and Road Safety.