Afroz Shah

Afroz Shah is environmental activist and lawyer from Mumbai. He is best known for organizing the world’s largest beach clean-up project, which has grown into a movement that has inspired people around the world to clean up their surrounding environment.

In 2016, Shah was named by the United Nations as a Champion of the Earth for leading the clean-up of Mumbai’s Versova Beach.

Shah partnered with the Dawoodi Bohra‘s Turning the Tide campaign to remove plastic from the Mithi river and Dana Pani beach in Mumbai.

Inspired by Afroz Shah’s effort to clean beaches in Mumbai, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) launched the Clean Seas campaign globally.