He's a master weaver and a Padmashree awardee from Kerala. 30 years ago, P Gopinath laid the foundation of his handloom consortium at a village near Trivandrum. He brought together 30 women of his village as the "Mahila Samajam" and gifted them his plot of land to set up looms and taught them weaving. Today almost 1000 women work on 600 looms. Improving lives of these women has meant better, happier lives for their children.