Arvind Kejriwal (RTI Activist)

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal (born: 1968) is an Indian social activist and crusader for greater transparency in Government. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006.


Arvind Kejriwal was born in 1968, and graduated from IIT Kharagpur as a Mechanical engineer in 1989. Later, he joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in 1992, and was posted at the Income-tax Commissioner’s Office in Delhi.

On February 6, 2007, Arvind was named CNN-IBN ‘Indian of the Year’ in Public Service for the year 2006.