Harshad Mehta and his wife, Jyoti Mehta got married at a young age. From working in sales to become a stockbroker, she was always by his side. Initially, she was a homemaker. In 1992, CBI arrested her husband for misappropriating money. That is when she stepped in to support her family.
Jyoti and Harshad have a son, Atur Harshad Mehta. However, her personal life didn’t improve as such and she lost Harshad to a sudden attack after nine years while he was under criminal custody. It is believed that she moved in together with her in-laws, Rasilaben Mehta and Shantilal Mehta.
After Harshad Mehta got into criminal custody, Jyoti got involved during a series of legal battles. She was trying to achieve money that her husband had the right over. The tax Appellate Tribunal scrapped almost the whole tax demand of quite ₹2000 crore after 27 years that was on Harshad, his wife, Jyoti, and his brother, Ashwin.
Since 1992, Stockbroker Kishore Janani and Federal Bank owed about six crore rupees to Harshad. Jyoti won a case against them in the same year, in 2019. She was entitled to receive the whole amount with 18% interest because she was his sole beneficiary. Reportedly, Jyoti and her son, Atur have left their lives in Mumbai, India, and are currently living in the US, America. They are just trying to start fresh with far away from all the media.
“Scam 1992” is a Sony Liv web series that is based on Harshad Mehta’s life. The series stars several A-list actors like Jai Upadhyay, Anjali Barot, Hemant Kher, Pratik Gandhi, and many more. This series is based on the stock market crash of 1992 in India. It is an adaptation of the book “The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away”. It is written by journalists Debashish Basu and Sucheta Dalal. You can watch the series to know more about how it ended for Harshad Mehta family.