The real Arunachalam Muruganantham. Copyright: BBC
The Man Who Wore Sanitary Pads

The Man Who Wore Sanitary Pads

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2015
  • 1 episode

Romantic comedy drama about an impoverished Indian community where a man invents a low-cost sanitary pad for his wife. Stars Navin Chowdhry, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Aysha Kala, Manjinder Virk and more.

Press clippings

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.

Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came at great personal cost - he nearly lost his family, his money and his place in society. But he kept his sense of humour.

Vibeke Venema, BBC, 4th March 2014

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