Dr Chandrakant S. Pandav is a Former Professor & Head of the Department of Centre for Community Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi. He is known as the ‘Iodine Man of India’ for his relentless efforts and unwavering commitment towards bringing to light the dire consequences of Iodine Deficiency on health. He is a Member of the National Council on India Nutrition Challenges under Poshan Abhiyaan. He is also the President of the Association of Indian Coalition of Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, and Chairman of Coalition of Food and Nutrition Security, India. Dr Chandrakant has recently conferred the highest civilian award, Padma Shri. He is also a consultant on Iodine deficiency disorders since 1983 for over 60 countries to WHO.