Amazing Indians: Chintakindi Mallesham: Innovators of India

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Chintakindi Mallesham’s is one incredible story. Born to a weaver in Nalgonda, as a young boy he saw his mother suffering as she had to weave Ponchampally sarees through a laborious process called Asu. This required her to move her hands 9000 times to and fro to make one such saree. This proved to detrimental to her vision and hands. And it was with the resolve to put an end to her sufferings and that of every weaver that Mallesham decided to come up with a solution. This class 6 dropout devised the electronic Laxmi Asu machine, one that put an end to the agony of the weavers and reduced the time taken to make one saree from 6 hours to 1.5 hours. A blessing for the weavers of Nagonda…Mallesham is a messiah who has transformed their lives!

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