Date of Birth :
16 June 1968
Birth Place :
Graduadate in Mechanical engineer in 1989 from IIT, Kharagpur.
After quitting his job with the Tata Steel, he took time off to work with the Missionaries of Charity and the Ramakrishna Mission in eastern and northeastern India. In January 2000, he took a sabbatical from work and founded Parivartan – a Delhi based citizens’ movement which works on ensuring a just, transparent and accountable governance. Thereafter, in February 2006, he resigned from the job, to work full-time at ‘Parivartan’.
Political movement :
Right to information & Jan Lok Pal Bill.
Married to Sunita, who is an IRS officer and his batchmate from training academy in Mussoorie. They live just outside Delhi with their two children
Awards & Honours :
2004: Ashoka Fellow, Civic Engagement.
2005: ‘Satyendra Dubey Memorial Award’, IIT Kanpur for his campaign for bringing transparency in Government.
2006: Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership.
2006: CNN-IBN, ‘Indian of the Year’ in Public Service.
2009: Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur for Emergent Leadership.
2010: Policy Change Agent of the Year, Economic Times Corporate Excellence Award along with Aruna Roy.