Sunil Khandbahale

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Sunil Shivaji Khandbahale
Sunil Khandbahale.jpg
Khandbahale 2015
Born (1978-06-01) June 1, 1978 (age 44)
NationalityIndian
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Sloan School of Management
OccupationFounder & CEO, KHANDBAHALE.COM
Founder & CEO, KHANDBAHALE.ORG
Founder & Secretary, Global Prosperity Foundation
Co-Founder & President, Kumbhathon
Websitesunilkhandbahale.com

Sunil Shivaji Khandbahale (born June 1, 1978) is a MIT Sloan Fellow, Innovator and Entrepreneur from Nashik, India.[1] He is the founder and CEO of KHANDBAHALE.COM, a free multilingual digital dictionary and translation platform for 23 languages, with a vocabulary of 10 million words and phrases.[2][3][4] He is a regular technology and innovation columnist for national and international media.[5][6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Khandbahale was born in Nashik.[8] He could not afford to enroll at a computer training institute after graduating high school, and so borrowed books and computer from his friend and taught himself programming.

Career[edit]

Khandbahale developed a dictionary search engine program for Marathi.[9] He continued compiling dictionaries, and in 2005, set up an online dictionary portal, khandbahale.com, for various Indian languages.[10][2] He is Sloan Fellow and earned a masters in business management MBA degree at MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[11]

Khandbahale 12 languages dictionary is being launched on 2012-12-12 at 12:12:12

In 2012, he launched 12 Language Dictionary on 12 December 2012 at 12 hours, 12 minutes and 12 seconds.[12][13] In early 2013 Khandbahale launched his twelve-languages dictionary on an SMS platform.[14] His Languages Apps are also available on the Android platform.[15][16]

He also founded KHANDBAHALE.ORG, an organization which develops language-related projects such as Global Language Networking, Global Language Heritage, Global Language Friendship, Global Language Environment. He is a founder and secretary of the Global Prosperity Foundation, an NGO that focused on education, health and environment. In 2013 he was given an award as a youth icon by the Maharashtra Times.[17][18] On 27 December 2013, he co-founded Kumbhathon with MIT Professor Ramesh Raskar, an innovation platform to spot problems and probe solutions in Nashik.[19][20][21][22] In 2014, in conjunction with Mumbai University, he started developing an English to Sanskrit thesaurus for use with mobile phones.[23] He had also developed Marathi language spellchecker software.[24][25]

Work[edit]

During the global pandemic time of covid-19, he developed a musical therapy technology tool Samaysangit.App as a solution for mental health based on time based Indian classical music raga theory.[26] [27][28], He was instrumental in Nashik Kumbhmela 2015 through Kumbhathon.[29][30][31][32]

Dnyaneshwari Radio being launched by Vijay Bhatkar, Sunil Khandbahale, Sakhare Maharaj

While he was on his spiritual journey at Alandi (Devachi), Pune, he launched first ever 24x7 (Akhand) Online Dnyaneshwari Radio with the blessings of Kisan Maharaj Sakhare and Vijay P. Bhatkar.[33][34] As a student of Central Sanskrit University Delhi, he started Sanskritbharati Internet Community Radio as a all time listening platform for the Sanskrit language students.[35] He wrote Godavari Aarti and build a water innovation technology platform titled Godavariaarti.org for global collaboration on water issues.[36][37][38]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find an English match online in Marathi, Hindi and now Gujarati". Indian Express, Pranav Kulkarni : Pune, Jun 23 2009.
  2. ^ a b Rajmohan Sooraj (November 3, 2013). "Words without borders". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Young Achievers". Indian Express. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Go, make your own road". The Telegraph, 11.02.2015
  5. ^ "बोली भाषांच्या दस्तावेजीकरणाची गरज - सुनील खांडबहाले" "दैनिक लोकसत्ता, २५ ऑक्टोबर, २०१३"
  6. ^ "भारतीयांसाठी लोकाभिमुख स्वतंत्र सोशल मीडिया हवा" "दैनिक दिव्य मराठी, १८ एप्रिल २०१८"
  7. ^ "सोशल मीडिया व्यसनमुक्तीची गरज" "दैनिक दिव्य मराठी, १८ एप्रिल २०१८"
  8. ^ "Kumbhathons". Kuwait Times, 15 August, 2015, page 14
  9. ^ "आता बोलता शब्दकोश". Maharashtra Times. 11 January 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "First English-Marathi online dictionary launched". The Economic Times. June 10, 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  11. ^ "MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LEGATUM CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP". MIT Legatum ENTREPRENEURS. Legatum Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  12. ^ "12th language added in online dictionary", DNA India
  13. ^ "Online dictionaries launched in 12 languages on 12-12-12". Deccan Herald, December 12, 2012
  14. ^ "Translate Marathi words into English using mobile phone". Hindustan Times. 5 August 2013. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Android Apps : KHANDBAHALE.COM". Google Play Store. Google. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Android-based language Apps". KHANDBAHALE.COM. KHANDBAHALE.COM. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Youth Icon". Maharashtra Times. March 16, 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Parents protest against school". Times of India, March 8, 2013
  19. ^ "From Waze for crowds to Uber for street food – MIT innovations at Kumbh Mela ". The Guardian
  20. ^ "KumbhaThon: MIT team visits Nashik to help for Kumbhmela". DNA.
  21. ^ "India's Kumbhamela is incubator for smart city ideas" THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
  22. ^ "Kumbhathon to focus on tech - Sunil Khandbahale Times of India
  23. ^ "Soon, learn Sanskrit via your cellphone". Hindustan Times.
  24. ^ "बिनधास्त लिहा बिनचूक मराठीत " "दैनिक महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स, २७ फेब्रुवारी २०१४"
  25. ^ "मराठी विश्‍व: नाशिकच्या तरुणाने आणली मराठी स्पेलचेकर प्रणाली" "दैनिक दिव्य मराठी, २८ फेब्रुवारी २०१४"
  26. ^ "समयसंगीत : वेळेनुसार चालणारे संगीत" "समयसंगीत.अँप संकेतस्थळ"
  27. ^ "ऋतू-कालचक्रानुसार ऐकायला मिळणार शास्त्रीय संगीत" "लोकमत न्यूज नेटवर्क, फेब्रुवारी ६, २०२१"
  28. ^ "Pandit Bhimsen Joshi भारतरत्न प. भीमसेन जोशी यांच्या जन्मशताब्दीवर्षानिमित्त संगीत-कानसेन-समाज निर्मितीसाठी" "नाशिक वेब, फेब्रुवारी ५, २०२१"
  29. ^ "KumbhaThon: MIT team visits Nashik to help for Kumbhmela" "DNA"
  30. ^ "Kumbh Mela 2015 to Get Hi-tech, Thanks to MIT Researchers and Ratan Tata" "IB Times"
  31. ^ "कुंभथॉन : कुंभमेळ्यासाठीचे तंत्रज्ञान" "कुंभथॉन संकेतस्थळ"
  32. ^ "Kumbhathon to focus on tech - Sunil Khandbahale Times of India
  33. ^ "ज्ञानेश्वरी आता इंटरनेट रेडिओद्वारे विश्वाला खुली" "दै. लोकसत्ता, September 29, 2019"
  34. ^ "खांडबहाले डॉट कॉमतर्फे ज्ञानेश्वरी रेडिओ इंटरनेटवर" "दै. महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स, 29 Sep 2019"
  35. ^ "‘संस्कृत भारती’ हा जगातील पहिला संस्कृत इंटरनेट रेडिओ प्रसारित" "दै. दिव्य मराठी, नोव्हें ३०, २०२०"
  36. ^ "गोदा-जन्मोत्सवाचे औचित्य साधून गोदावरीआरती.ऑर्ग (GodavariAarti.Org) या साहित्यक-सांस्कृतिक तंत्रज्ञान वेबसाईटचे लोकार्पण" "मराठी वेब दुनिया, 10 फेब्रुवारी 2022"
  37. ^ "‘गोदावरी आरती’ संकेतस्थळाचे लोकार्पण तंत्रज्ञान संशोधक खांडबहाले यांचा उपक्रम" "दै. देशदूत, 10 Feb, 2022"
  38. ^ "गोदावरी आरती.ऑर्ग तर्फे "स्वतःच बनवा स्वतःची गोदावरी आरती पुस्तिका"कार्यशाळेने "जागतिक मुद्रण दिन" साजरा" "नांदेड न्यूज, नृसिंह न्यूज नेटवर्क २/२५/२०२२"
  39. ^ CSI Yashokirti Award
  40. ^ Khandbahale receiving CSI award from D B Pathak IIT Mumbai Chairman
  41. ^ The Second Edition of India Digital Awards
  42. ^ IAMAI India Digital Award Winners
  43. ^ mBillionth Award, South Asia 2012
  44. ^ VASVIK Award Winners in Information & Communication Technology

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