Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani is Founder-Chairperson, Arghyam, a foundation for sustainable water and sanitation, which funds initiatives across India. From 2004 to 2014, she was Founder-Chairperson and chief funder of Pratham Books, a nonprofit children’s publisher. A committed philanthropist, she sits on the board of trustees of ATREE, an environmental think tank, and is a director on the board of EkStep, a nonprofit education platform. A former journalist, Rohini has written for leading publications such as India Today, and Times of India. Her novel, ‘Stillborn’, was published by Penguin Books, which also published ‘Uncommon Ground’, based on her TV show. She has written several books for young children, including the popular 'Annual Haircut Day'. She serves on the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India. In 2017, she was inducted as Foreign Honorary Member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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