Arunachalam Muruganantham is the man who was awarded Padma Shri in 2016 by Government of India.
He is the man who is among Time magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
He has given lectures at many institutions in India and at Harvard.
And Now he is the subject of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie PadMan.
You all might have heard him at TED talk.
Who is this Man?
He is Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of a sanitary pad-making machine which makes pads at low-cost. He is credited for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India.
A prize winning documentary film named Menstrual Man was made by Amit Virmani in 2013. Now Director R. Balki is going to release a film based on Muruganantham’s life, titled Pad Man, on February 9, 2018.