Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) (brought into the world 7 January 1961 is a social business visionary from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the creator of an ease sterile cushion making machine and is credited for enhancing grassroots systems for producing mindfulness about conventional unhygienic practices around monthly cycle in rustic India. His scaled down machines, which can make sterile cushions for not exactly 33% of the expense of business cushions, have been introduced in 23 of the 29 conditions of India. He is as of now intending to extend the creation of these machines to 106 countries. The film Period. End of Sentence. won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for the year 2018.
Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) Biography
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In 2014, he was remembered for Time magazine's rundown of 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2016, he was granted the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Muruganantham was conceived in 1961 to S. Arunachalam and A. Vanita, who were hand-loom weavers in Coimbatore, India. Muruganantham experienced childhood in neediness after his dad kicked the bucket in a street mishap. His mom filled in as a homestead worker to help in his investigations. Be that as it may, at 14 years old, he dropped out of school. He provided food to assembly line laborers and took up different employments as a machine apparatus administrator, sweet potato selling specialist, ranch worker, and welder, to help his family

In 1998, he wedded Shanthi.Shortly after, Muruganantham found his significant other gathering smudged clothes and papers to use during her menstrual cycle, as sterile napkins made by worldwide enterprises were costly. Pained by this, he began structuring exploratory cushions. At first, he made cushions out of cotton, however these were dismissed by his better half and sisters. In the end, they halted co-working with him and would not be the guineas pigs for his developments. He understood that the crude materials cost ₹10 (14¢ US), yet the finished result sold for multiple times that cost. He searched for female volunteers who could test his developments, however most were too timid to even think about discussing their menstrual issues with him. He began testing it on himself, utilizing a bladder with creature blood, however turned into the subject of disparagement when the "clean cushion" was found in his town. As monthly cycle was a no-no subject in India, it left him alienated by his locale and family. He circulated his items allowed to young ladies in a neighborhood clinical school, trusting that they would give him criticism.

Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) Biography
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It took him two years to find that the business cushions utilized cellulose filaments got from pine bark wood mash. The strands helped the cushions assimilate while holding shape. Imported machines that made the cushions cost ₹35 million (US$490,000). He formulated an ease machine that could be worked with insignificant preparing. He sourced the prepared pine wood mash from a provider in Mumbai, and the machines would pound, de-fibrate, press and sanitize the cushions under bright light before bundling them available to be purchased. The machine costs ₹65,000 (US$910).

Rustic ladies meeting as individuals from self improvement gatherings (SHGs)

In 2006, he visited IIT Madras to show his thought and get recommendations. They enlisted his creation for the National Innovation Foundation's Grassroots Technological Innovations Award; it won the honor. He acquired seed financing and established Jayaashree Industries, which presently showcases these machines to country ladies across India. The machine has been lauded for its effortlessness and cost-viability, and his pledge to social guide has earned him a few honors. Regardless of offers from a few corporate elements to popularize his endeavor, he has won't, and keeps on giving these machines to self improvement gatherings (SHGs) run by ladies.

Muruganantham's innovation is generally adulated as a key advance in transforming women in India. The machine makes employments and salary for some ladies, and reasonable cushions empower a lot more ladies to procure their vocation during period. Notwithstanding his own effort, Muruganantham's work has likewise roused numerous different business people to enter this zone, including some who propose to utilize squander banana fiber or bamboo for the reason.

Muruganantham has gotten notable as a social business person. He has given talks at numerous establishments including IIT Bombay IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus and Harvard University. He has additionally given a TED talk. His story was the subject of a prize-winning narrative by Amit Virmani, Menstrual Man,and the movie Phullu (2017) coordinated by Abhishek Saxena. Chief R. Balki cast Indian entertainer Akshay Kumar as Laxmikant Chauhan in a film dependent on Muruganantham's life, named Pad Man.

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