Profile of Sanjay Sahni

Sanjay Sahni, SPSS


Name: Sanjay Sahni

Date of Birth: 01/01/1981

Place of Birth: Muzaffarpur

Education: Class 7


Sanjay Sahni, founder of SPSS, was an electrician in Janakpuri in Delhi. In a remarkable, rare story, he overcame a series of hurdles to fight corruption, mobilize mazdoors and establish a Muzaffarpur-wide movement that empowers people to access public services – whether NREGA or PDS or pentions – using non-violent, non-partisan means. The image of him firing up a laptop in his mud-and-brick one-room hut by a cook-stove is both enduring and emblematic of a movement that has embraced technology like few others.


For a long profile of Sanjay in Hindi, click here.

For a video of Sanjay Sahni narrating his story, click here.

For a short profile on Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate, click here.