Arunachalam Muruganantham

Arunachalam Muruganantham

Arunachalam Muruganantham (Padman) (born 7 January 1961) is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and is credited for innovating grassroots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arunachalam Muruganantham has received more than 2,792,531 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 318th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Arunachalam Muruganantham ranks 318 out of 323Before him are Almon Brown Strowger, Roger C. Field, Dean Kamen, Marc Andreessen, Elizabeth Holmes, and Stanford R. Ovshinsky. After him are Jarkko Oikarinen, Tony Fadell, George Hotz, Jack Andraka, and Simone Giertz.

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