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Sanjit (Bunker) Roy

Founder and Director, Barefoot College

1962-67, studies at St Stephens College. 1967, started living and working in villages; 1971, Founder, Barefoot College, Tilonia; established 20 Barefoot Colleges in 13 states of India, trained over 10,032 illiterate rural women solar engineers to solar electrify villages in 21 countries in Africa; 1984-89, Adviser, Planning Commission, India; drafted first policy statement on voluntary sector, 7th Plan, Indian Government; 2003, established Global Rain Water Harvesting Collective. 1965, 1967 and 1971, Indian National Squash Champion.