The founder of AID India, Mr. Balaji Sampath is an electrical engineer by qualification. In 1992, Mr. Sampath set up AID India, a non-profit organization for Education and rural development. He has been an instrumental part of the team of 800 workers who have built 8000 schools across 2000 villages in twelve districts of Tamil Nadu. Apart from AID India, Mr. Sampath also works actively in the field of education, helping author books and making science easy for children. His work in the field has gained him recognition from MIT and the Rotary, amongst other institutions.