Sagar is a public health professional with nearly a decade of experience across the domains of RMNCH, infectious diseases and health innovations in infectious diseases. He is a graduate in Pharmacy and has completed his Masters in Communication from Ohio University. Before Dimagi, he was working at Intellecap Advisory Solutions as a senior consultant in the health vertical. At Intellecap, Sagar was part of the team working on the USAID Urban Health Initiative in Afghanistan,
and a market assessment on hand hygiene in Indonesia. He was part of the technical team at India Health Fund (part of the Tata Trusts), where he led the malaria innovations portfolio, and also was part of the partnerships team. Sagar was part of the impact evaluation team for the Gram Varta program in Bihar. He began his work in public health at SEARCH, in Gadchiroli, where he was a Youth
Fellow for a year. In his free time he enjoys Indian classical music, especially the Santoor and vocal music, which he is also learning. His other passions include reading, writing, travelling, listening (and endlessly humming) new music. He has regularly written for regional Marathi and English publications about public health and related topics. One of his abiding passions is trying out and discovering new algorithm(s) for the perfect Biryani, and many other types of food and trying to
replicate them(with mixed success). Recently, he has also been busy in explaining concepts of (basic!) astronomy, like primordial matter and (basic!) virology, about the viral replication of COVID- 19 to his 6-year-old daughter who is eternally curious about everything.