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Born on the 18th day of May, 1938, in Torgau, Prussia, in a poor family, Carl Louis Schwendler's quest for education was hampered by the unfavourable financial condition in his family. Undeterred and resolved to continue his education, Carl was engaged in menial par time jobs and, at one stage, it interfered with his studies. However, his toil, talent and diligence had never let him down. Over a period of time, his sustained hard work paid off and he became successful in his life. His field of interest was electricity and he became a popular German electrician who evinced keen interest in research and new ideas related to electricity. In those days when research was going on light bulb, some researchers suggested the use of Tungsten element. The Tungsten based incandescent light bulb was well received by the scientific community.
Schwendler wanted to try his luck abroad and moved over to India where he served at the senior level in the British India government's Telegraph Department. Being innovative, he solved certain inherent problems associated with the transmission of submerged cables. He played a key role in setting up transmission lines between Agra and Calcutta, He was also actively involved in the feasibility study of lighting Indian Railway stations by electric lamps.
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