Elon Musk sends Chennai entrepreneur over the moon


A tweet appreciated by the SpaceX CEO ensures fast assist for city-based startup Garuda Aerospace, which specialises in drone-based functions

A tweet appreciated by the SpaceX CEO ensures fast assist for city-based startup Garuda Aerospace, which specialises in drone-based functions

Elon Musk could also be planning his option to area and likewise creating an elaborate course for others to get there, and expending big sources within the course of.

Whereas these out-of-world efforts are within the works and being watched with immense curiosity, the SpaceX CEO has quietly “rocketed” a Chennai-based entrepreneur over the moon, with the minimal of fuss — with only a faucet of his finger.

Earlier than the unimaginable indisputable fact that Elon Musk had appreciated his tweet (dated 20 July 2021) may sink in, Agnishwar Jayaprakash, founding father of Garuda Aerospace, was discovering how far that straightforward act on Twitter may go.

Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace is within the enterprise of designing and constructing drones for functions that vary from sanitising crannies in tall buildings to reaching medicines to terrains which might be off the map.

Its newest effort that caught Musk’s eye and his fortune-altering finger, is Surya drone, one which skimps on water because it goes about cleansing photo voltaic panels put in in hard-to-reach areas.

Agnishwar Jayaprakash

Agnishwar Jayaprakash

“Principally, it was a tweet about Surya drone, a solar-powered drone now we have designed, one which reduces the quantity of water utilized in photo voltaic panel cleansing from the common utilization degree of 4 litres to only 100 ml or underneath,” Agnishwar explains. “The drone will be notably useful in areas marked by water shortage. Photo voltaic farms discover it troublesome to scrub the panels and leaving them uncleaned may end up in the panels turning into under-productive.”

Agnishwar provides that by utilising these drones, manpower is diminished and likewise fast and environment friendly method of cleansing photo voltaic panels that will increase its productiveness is launched.

It was Agnishwar’s achieve that Musk was additionally on the identical web page and made that identified to the tweet-consuming world.

“As a result of that tweet had caught Elon’s consideration, instantly, a worldwide fund was rushed to us, as inside 16 hours of debate, that they had signed a time period sheet for a million {dollars} of funding,” reveals Agnishwar. The information was promptly picked up and reported by enterprise publications, together with
The Hindu Businessline .

The 30-year-old entrepreneur provides that following these developments, the Nationwide Thermal Energy Company had approached Garuda Aerospace in reference to Surya drone.

Swimming days

It could be famous that Agnishwar was once within the information for his exploits within the waters.

An completed swimmer, his calling card throughout his swimming days was that he bested the competitors in six classes on the World Quick Course Swimming Championships, held in Istanbul in 2012, within the course of creating six nationwide information; and that eight years earlier, in 2004, when he was aged 14, he grew to become the youngest to characterize the nation, when he did so on the World Championships in Indianapolis, United States.


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