Father of white revolution Dr Verghese Kurien dies. Dr Verghese Kurien Passed Away in Gujrat.
The father of ‘white revolution’ Dr Verghese Kurien, who transformed India from a milk-deficient country to the world’s largest milk producer, passed away early today at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital in neighboring Nadiad, Gujrat after a brief illness.
Founder Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Kurien led ‘Operation Flood’ to make India the biggest milk producing nation in the world, besides making Amul dairy a household name.
His professional life was dedicated to empower the Indian farmers through co-operatives.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari expressed their condolences on his death.