Renowned innovator and Padma Shri Dr. Uddhab Bharali visits DBT-AAU Centre
Uddhab Bharali was born on born 7 April 1962 and brought up in Lakhimpur, Assam. From a very young age, Uddhab was made to stand outside the classroom because he asked difficult questions to the teacher. That however never deterred his curiosity to learn new things. Today, from machines to help the physically challenged to the very popular pomegranate deseeding machine, Uddhab Bharali has 147 innovations to his name.
“My life has been a very difficult one. I would not have been capable of anything, if I’d have sat and complained. I kept grabbing new opportunities in life giving the best of the knowledge I had. Hard times come to all people. What matters is how you deal with it,” -Uddhab Bharali.
He is a recipient of President’s Grassroots Innovation Award, 2009. In 2007, he got Shristi Samman Award. He is the winner of engineering design contest organized by NASA Tech “Create the Future Design Contest” for the year 2012 and 2013. He is also the recipient of Rashtriya Ekta Samman in 2013. He was recently awarded Padma Shri in 2019.