6 Things You Didn't Know About Arunachalam Muruganantham 

First man in the world to wear a sanitary pad. He now has a Padma Shri.


A superhero isn't always the person with super-powers, it can simply be a person who takes the initiative to change the world for better, and to create a society which is safer and healthier. I know of just the perfect individual who can be termed as the Indian superhero.

We're talking about Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who aspired to bring change in the way people think about menstruation in India.

Menstruation is considered a taboo and is not often talked about, or simply just neglected. However, this man from the town of Coimbatore decided to stand against all odds and fight for the betterment of our society.

Dropped out of school at just the age of 14, Arunachalam worked his way up doing various jobs as a farm labourer, welder, machine operator, etc to earn his livelihood.

In 2014, he was featured in Time Magazine's Most Influential People in the world list. His life story is truly gonna leave you with inspiration, here are the things you must know about the real-life Indian superhero: