Rohini Nilekani is an author and philanthropist and has been a strong influence in the Indian social sector over the past three decades. Her philanthropic work spans different sectors of Indian civil society. She founded Arghyam, a foundation for sustainable water and sanitation, and co-founded Pratham Books, nonprofit enabling access to reading for millions of children. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and a Co-founder and Director of EkStep, a nonprofit education platform. Rohini and her husband, Nandan Nilekani are signatories to the Giving Pledge, pledging to give away half of their wealth to philanthropy.
Rohini’s first book, “Stillborn”, a medical thriller, and her second, “Uncommon Ground”, were published by Penguin Books India. She is also the author of 16 books for young children.
Nihar Nilekani earned his Doctorate in Philosophy from Birkbeck University. He has a Masters in Philosophy from Milwaukee University and a Masters in Bioethics from New York University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale in Physics and Philosophy.
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