This 82-Year Old Cannot Stop Innovating!
Most of us would like to retire, kick back and relax in our early eighties. However, there are people like Annasaheb Bhavu Udgavi who still possess a child-like curiosity and the youthfulness of ideas to produce grassroots innovations at the age of 82. The contribution made by him is immense and in fields as diverse as agriculture and renewable energy, in 1960, he developed a clock which ran on drops of water. The second’s hand of the clock moved forward when a drop of water fell on it from a dispenser, which had been timed properly. In 1962, he made a horizontal charkha that was foldable and could fit into a suitcase. In the 80s, to protect his sugarcane crop from aphids and whiteflies, he created the rotor sprinkler system called ChandraPrabha that could cover a radius of 140 feet, and in 90s, Annasaheb made a foot-operated milking machine using a suction pump, and stills innovate.