Sachin Shigwan

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Dr. Sachin Shigwan (सचिन यशवंत शिगवण)
Born 11 February 1983 (1983-02-11) (age 41)
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Education Master of Business Administration
Alma mater Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
Occupation Founder & Director of Green India Initiative Pvt. Ltd.
Parents Yashwant Shigwan , Drupada Shigwan

The Solar Man of India[1]

Green India Initiative Pvt. Ltd.[2]


Sachin Yashwant Shigwan (born February 11, 1983) is an Indian social entrepreneur recognized as The Solar Man of India for his pioneering work in rural electrification through solar energy. He is the founder and director of Green India Initiative. [1]

Early Life

Sachin Shigwan commenced his educational journey at Sane Guruji Aarogya Mandir in Mumbai, completing his early schooling. He later pursued a degree in commerce at Mumbai University. Acknowledging the importance of social entrepreneurship, he furthered his education by obtaining an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in Mumbai. [2]

Family background

Sachin Shigwan hails from a middle-class family and resides with his family, including his mother, younger brother, sister-in-law, and niece. His mother played a significant role in supporting his education and career, despite limited formal education and work experience. Her trust in Sachin's decisions contributed to his achievements.

Career and achievements

Sachin Shigwan's career is marked by his commitment to rural development and solar electrification. In 2009, he joined the Rotary club and engaged in community development initiatives in rural villages. Observing that rural students relied on kerosene lamps for studying, he initiated efforts to provide clean and reliable solar power to underserved communities. This led to the establishment of Green India Initiative Pvt. Ltd., dedicated to rural electrification through solar energy. Shigwan aims to illuminate 1000 villages by 2025 through his organization. They offer various solar solutions, including streetlights, water pump systems, water filtration systems, and solar cookers, improving rural lives. [3]

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Awards & Recognition

World book of Records, London 2023 [4]

India's World Record 2023 [5]

Featured 100 Under 40 on Fox Story India [6]

TEDx Speaker at TEDx BHIS Kanpur 2022 [7]

India Icon Awards 2023 [8]