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.

Important facts

  • 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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