Arunachalam Muruganantham: India’s Menstruation Man

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When he found out his wife was using old rags to manage her periods, Arunachalam Muruganantham, or Muruga, became obsessed with making the perfect sanitary pad for her. His neighbours called him a pervert and his wife left him, but he never gave up.

After years of work, his invention has changed the lives of millions of women across India.

Read Muruga’s full story here: http://aje.io/MenstruationMan

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41 COMMENTS

  1. I'm a Coimbatore girl, I use social media and I watch TV
    I just realised how much bullshit our media dumps on us… I never knew who he was. But I'm soo happy…
    And the wife is not a gold digger, guys if she was, she would have made him sell his machine for a good profit or atleast buy a bigger house. instead of helping him with his vision

  2. Reporters are scum, how they show my city as some backward town, its a town full of innovative and motivated people like muragandam and my town produces most of indias textile products. Stop humilating indians you reporter scum..

  3. His wife should not be called a wife as she did not support his dream and considered him a mad person like others did she did not even care for the work he was doing

  4. As usual, wife whom doesn't believe in husband, goes back to him after he becomes a multi millionaire.

    Everything you see was built by men who love their families and were providing for them.

  5. Poor guy…he's doing something good and his wife doesn't believe in him…divorces him and gets back to him after 5 years when he's famous

  6. Can't blv even d comment section of such a noble progressive documentary has been reduced into woman bashing. obviously his wife should hv stood by him during his tough times when ppl of d society were labelling him aa a PERVERT but put urself in her place & then u will realise wat she must hv gone through.
    Most importantly the man luvd & cared for his wife so much that he could take on so much hardship & social shame to see her happy then there must b lot of great thing abt that woman.
    So stop calling her GOLD DIGGER , Bad Wife etc

  7. Can't blv even d comment section of such a noble progressive documentary has been reduced into woman bashing. obviously his wife should hv stood by him during his tough times when ppl of d society were labelling him aa a PERVERT but put urself in her place & then u will realise wat she must hv gone through.
    Most importantly the man luvd & cared for his wife so much that he could take on so much hardship & social shame to see her happy then there must b lot of great thing abt that woman.
    So stop calling her GOLD DIGGER , Bad Wife etc

  8. A mere salute would not be enough for this man. He is a real man who understood his wife's plight and in a country like India where discussing this issue openly is a taboo , he sacrificed everything not just for his wife but for every girl who cannot afford sanitary pads. Hats off man

  9. A mere salute would not be enough for this man. He is a real man who understood his wife's plight and in a country like India where discussing this issue openly is a taboo , he sacrificed everything not just for his wife but for every girl who cannot afford sanitary pads. Hats off man

  10. South Indians are the most decent and honest people on planet. Never met a South Indian who has a bad attitude. They are totally different from North and North-East Indians.

  11. His wife is horrible… He did this to help her and yet she divorced him instead of sticking by his side . You are supposed to stick by your husbands side . He did it out of love …
    And she just ran back when she realized he had money….
    She's selfish and greedy… He deserves someone better than her

  12. Much respect to this man. He realized the risk his wife was in because of unsanitary practices and wanted to improve her situation, that is love. And then he realized not just his wife but all women struggled with this and he wanted to do something to improve it. It's very unfortunate the mentality they have there. They still have a caste system and they look on the superficial things. I have a friend from India and when she was going to be married, her future-in-laws were concerned about her height…not what kind of wife would she be for their son, not what kind of mother would she be to their children, but they wanted to know if she was a Ph.D and how tall she was and looked at her teeth! So they care more about appearances. (And she was above him in terms of their caste system!)
    That woman is very blessed to have this man as her husband! Any man who would go to those lengths, even to sacrifice his reputation, to help others like that is a keeper. I hope she will not be so shallow now and see her husband in a new light.
    He's created jobs and helped many people.

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