Father of White Revolution Verghese Kurien passes away

Sep 09, 2012, 16:30 IST | Agencies


Verghese Kurien, who brought milk revolution in the country, died today in a hospital in Nadiad following a prolonged illness, an official said. He was 91.

Verghese Kurien
Verghese Kurien (File pic)

He is survived by wife Molly and daughter Nirmala, said Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) Managing Director RS Sodhi.
"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 am. today (Sunday)," Sodhi said.
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.

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