Arunachalam Muruganantham learned about menstruation for the first time after marriage to his wife shanti in 1998 .With this he learned may othre things too.
That sanitary pad giants like Stayfree and Whisper cater only to 12% of Indian women, and that in his own village less than one-tenth of the women use sanitary napkins.
Today he is successfully running the self-sustaining sanitary napkin business, Jayashree Industries. It has 2003 units across India, including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, employing 21,000 women. For his innovation and efforts, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014.