Is he the Elon Musk of India? He was awarded the Karmaveer Chakra Award and had been nominated for one of the highest civilian awards, the Padmashree. He holds two world records and has invented the lightest and smallest satellite in the world. This story is about a young scientist who turned into an entrepreneur and is achieving heights in his career.
From his childhood, he always aspired to be a scientist, innocently inspired by cartoons and surroundings. Little did he know that he would grow up to become one of the youngest scientists and entrepreneurs and change many lives with the way he thinks. At age 20, when most youngsters aim to take admission to a suitable post-graduation course, Rajat authored three books on cosmonautics and astrophysics that are widely acclaimed.
He was curious about everything since he was little. What makes the universe tick? Why do things work the way they do?
Growing up in Maharashtra, India, Rajatkumar Dani, at a very early age, began to develop principles in reality. He was never a God believer. When his parents talked to him about God, he went in search of them. He believed what he saw and proved, which led him on a quest to decode nature’s mysteries.
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As a high school student, Rajat started working on a research paper, The Fundamental Understanding of the Universe and Extraterrestrial Bodies. However, he realized that while the research was substantial, it would not do good if he could not get it out to the world. It was then he got the idea of publishing a book: Cosmagen.
Rajat struggled, spending sleepless nights, but this never broke his spirit. Through these tough times, he learned a lot and eventually came on top. He did not stop there. In 2011, Rajat started the Cosmagen Space Organization, which was pure knowledge and research-based platform with literally zero funding. However, the organization gained traction, and Rajat came across an opportunity with Guest Talks that allowed him to begin raising funds.
Rajat, along with his company, built 28 models of the sound rocket and made a world record when they launched one in Surat, Gujarat. He also had quite a few impressive career highlights, including the design of the world’s smallest and lightest satellite, The Hawksat.
He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Padmashri Nomination for Science and Technology and Social Work, and the Karmaveer Chakra Award, and holds two world records for satellite construction with the Cosmogen Company.
Science devotee Rajat owns two profitable companies, aiming to see the world better with people knowing the truths and facts of Life.
After all, any fairy tale does not come easily and one has to work relentlessly to pursue the goal and succeed, he said. Rajatkumar Dani is an inspiration to many aspiring young scientists who wishes to change the world a little.
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