Dr.Jagdish Chaturvedi. He is an ENT specialist but nowadays, he is better known as a stand-up comedian. He has his own YouTube channel - Magaa of Small Things and he believes that humour lies in all the little things around us. And that laughter is, really, the best medicine.
But these are not the only feathers in his cap. His cap is full – he is a passionate believer in the need for low-cost medical devices. He's a Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Fellow and has invented or co-invented almost 18 devices, of which six are already in the market. He was one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 recognised by MIT Technology Review in 2016.
In India, innovations are born only out of necessity – more of jugadu which then gets converted into a formal new design or innovation. Dr.Jagdish believes he is part of a growing band of professionals who are using their frustrations at work to come up with money-making ideas to solve their problems.
And last but not the least, he has also launched a platform to connect Indian doctors with those working in the innovation industry. Now that’s what we call a great doctor!