Kartikeya Sarabhai: Early Life, Education and Awards

Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Vikram Sarabhai (born 27 November 1947) is one of the most famous world’s leading environmental educators and an idol community builder. He was awarded the Padma Shri award, also India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in the year 2012.

Kartikeya Sarabhai was born in an authentic Sarabhai family of Ahmedabad and is the grandson of a big industrialist named Ambalal Sarabhai. His father, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, is widely dedicated as the father of India’s space and program. Sarabhai’s mother, Mrinalini Sarabhai, and his sister, Mallika Sarabhai, both are Bharatanatyam dancers and also social activists.

Kartikeya Sarabhai

Sarabhai was educated at Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, where he acquired a Tripos in Natural Sciences. He took over as Chairman of Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises Ltd in the year of 1995, a pharmaceutical company set up by his grandfather.

Early Life and Education:

Sarabhai has served on many committees founded by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the government of India, primarily specializing in the greening of India’s formal education system, and initiatives for biodiversity education. he’s a member of the world Charter International Council and was a part of the delegations which represented India at the World Summit (1992) in Rio and also the Earth Summit 2002 in Johannesburg. He also led the primary international conference on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in Ahmedabad in 2005.


Kartikeya Sarabhai received the Tree of Learning Award (1998) from the IUCN in appreciation of his contributions to the sphere of environmental education and communication. The Indian Institute of Human Rights has presented him with the globe Human Rights Promotion Award (2005). In 2012 he was conferred the Padma Shri award for his add Environmental Education by the President of India. In 2013, he was given the green Crusader award by IAA (International Advertising Association) for his contribution to the field of environmental education and education for sustainable development.

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