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#ShankarAbajiBhise – The Edison Of India Having 200 Inventions In His Name.
Entirely self-trained, this ace inventor from colonial-era Bombay shot to global fame with his revolutionary ‘Bhisotype.’ And yet he remains all but forgotten in his own country.
Born at Bombay on
29th April 1867, Shankar spent his days poring over Scientific American magazines, Bhisey showed a real aptitude for the sciences, constructing a “small apparatus at home which made coal gas” at the age of just 14, writes JB Kulkarni in a Council of Scientific & Industrial
Research (CSIR) publication.
"I owe everything to the mechanical education I received from that American magazine," he told a newspaper many decades later.
During his early 20s, he even formed a club for the scientifically curious, while also designing crazy gadgets like an
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