Adip Sajjan Raj, a Bio-Medical Engineer from Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore possessed a passion for aquatic life and ecosystems since his childhood. With close to two decades of personal and professional experience to his credit, he has gained huge amount of knowledge in aquarium design, setup, filtration, life support system, aquascaping, disease management and much more.
He has been trained & molded by the legendary Late Mr.Takashi Amano, Founder, ADA, Japan in conceptualizing and commissioning of Nature Aquariums and has been recognized as a master trainer in the aquarium industry certified by Aqua Design Amano (ADA), Japan.
Along with 100’s of Nature Aquarium and Pond installations in various parts of India, he successfully established the state of the art Public Aquarium project in Odisha State Maritime Museum, Cuttack, Odisha.
While he drives SWA from the front, co-founded India’s only aquatic plant Tissue Culture Lab along with a vast Green House for aquatic plants with over 300 species. To encourage the hobbyists and to further a path to the aspiring aquatic eco system enthusiasts, he founded The Great Indian Aquascaping Awards (TGIAA) which is held annually.