The non-stop problem solver who loves to invent

  • Media playback is unsupported on your device – – Media captionUddhab Bharali epitomises India’s “jugaad” spirit – “I like to solve problems,” says Uddhab Bharali.
  • Across India he is already well-known for his agricultural inventions but his new ideas are helping those with disabilities.He explains that because there is limited government support in India for people with physical disabilities it is up to people like him to come up with solutions.
  • “Human ingenuityInitially, Mr Bharali recalls that people thought he was “worthless” and it took him 18 years to establish himself as “an innovator with class”.
  • Learn more about BBC Innovators.Mr Bharali makes an income from selling his inventions as well as designing technical solutions for businesses and government.
  • Image caption – – Raj Rehman says he is happy that he can look after himself, thanks to Uddhab Bharali’s inventions – – – – Although Mr Bharali says there is no shortcut to success, his hard work means his life is now comfortable and he is able to support…

Uddhab Bharali is a serial inventor who uses frugal innovation to change people’s lives.

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Media captionUddhab Bharali epitomises India’s “jugaad” spirit

“I like to solve problems,” says Uddhab Bharali.”I like to make [people] a little more comfortable with themselves, or a little independent.”This is what drives Uddhab Bharali to keep inventing. He started making things to sell more than 30 years ago in order to help pay off a large family debt. Today it is his life’s passion.He has created more than 140 inventions, many of which are sold commercially with some winning international awards.He says his main motivation has always been to help people. Across India he is already well-known for his agricultural inventions but his new ideas are helping those with disabilities.He explains that because there is limited government support in India for people with physical disabilities it is up to people like him to come up with solutions.

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As well as complicated machines Uddhab invents simple small devices like this coconut cracker.

Raj Rehman is 15-years-old and was born with congenital amputations and cerebral palsy. The simple device that Mr Bharali has made for him attaches to his forearm and is made from everyday items like Velcro fasteners and a…

The non-stop problem solver who loves to invent