Architect of Indian 'white revolution' Kurian dies
The architect of the white revolution in India, Verghese Kurian died after a prolonged illness on Sunday. Known as the father of the milk revolution in India, Kurian was suffering with kidney problems and he was admitted to hospital in Nadiad. He has the credit to transformed India as a world?s largest milk producer country from milk deficient one.
He was survived by wife Molly and daughter Nirmala, said Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) Managing Director R.S. Sodhi.
Sodhi said, "He had been ailing with kidney problems since quite some time and was admitted to a speciality hospital in Nadiad. He passed away around 2 a.m. today (Sunday)."
Verghese Kurien, who brought milk revolution in the country, died Sunday in a hospital in Nadiad following a prolonged illness, an official said. He was 91.
Kurien's body was brought Sunday morning to Anand. The funeral shall be held at 4 p.m., Sodhi said.
It is noted that V. Kurien had served as head of both - National Dairy Development Board and the GCMMF - for many decades and was the architect of the White Revolution of the 1970s, which catapulted India as among the top milk producers in the world.
(With inputs from IANS)
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