India Real Hero: Pad Man

Do you know the real pad man who invented the sanitary pads for women?  Let’s go for latest updates of Bollywood news and gossips the story of that real hero who became the inspiration for our Bollywood movie Padman.

Arunachalam Muruganantham was also a common man like all of us, in 1998, when Arunachalam Muruganantham saw his wife using old rags for sanitary pads, he made a prototype that failed terribly. He seriously wanted a solution for the problem her wife was facing and all other women face every month, he used different materials and came up with new models for sanitary pads could be used for new every month.  He went to his nearby medical college to get some volunteers so that he can do experiment with sanitary pads formation to make better one for women. As the female students were interested in this project and they used to feel shame in giving accurate feedback to him. So he decided to do itself.

Exactly 6 years he did work on this project, It took him two years to find the right material and another four years to come up with a way to process it. The result was an easy-to-use machine for producing low-cost sanitary pads. For this, the imported machines costing more than $5,00,000, Muruganantham’s prototype came at just $950.This machine gave jobs to several women in the rural area and made easy for all.

As a result, women’s groups or schools can buy his machine, produce their own sanitary pads, and sell the surplus.

He wanted this not only for his wife to easy for moth days but for all women. So he went through the process and proposal in the different district of a country and sold  1,300 machines to 27 states. He has started a revolution in his own country and has recently begun exporting them to developing countries all over the world.

Muruganantham is one of India’s most well-known social entrepreneurs and Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014.

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