Suzlon Energy founder Tulsi Tanti passes away
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Tulsi Tanti, the founder chairman and managing director of Suzlon Energy and a renowned expert on renewable energy, died due to cardiac arrest on 1 October.
64-year-old Tanti, who was also the president of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, suffered a cardiac arrest while travelling from Ahmedabad to Pune.
He is survived by his daughter Nidhi and son Pranav.
He was widely known as the visionary who pioneered the renewable revolution in India.
He founded the Wind Energy Company at a time when international companies dominated the market.
He was also known as the 'Wind Man' of India.
He led the wind power revolution in India with the founding of Suzlon Energy in 1995.
Under his guidance, Suzlan Energy established its presence in European markets apart from India.
The company also has R&D centers in Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark.
Under his guidance, Suzlon Energy has become the largest wind power company in the country with a cumulative installed capacity of 19.4 gigawatts (GW), 33 per cent market share in India and presence in 17 countries.
Suzlon Energy has more than 2 GW of installed capacity in the US, its second largest market.
Before entering wind power, Tanti owned a clothing business, which he sold in 2001.
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