Verghese Kurien, best known as the “Father of the White Revolution” This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life. Dr. Verghese Kurien was born on November 26, at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the district headquarter of Malabar, then the part of Presidency of Madras and. 2 About Verghese Kurien; 3 External links . Dr Kurien was an icon of India’s cooperative movement and the dairy industry. Wikipedia has an article about.

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Later, he would say, “I was sent to Following the White Revolution, the Government brought other primary commodities like edible oils, biograpby and vegetables under his care.

This according to him, developed his sense of independence.

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. A vet, a milk technician and a fodder specialist, who could explain the value of cross-breeding of milch cattle, as was shown in the film, would tour other parts of the country in real life along with verghexe film’s prints, to woo farmers to form cooperatives of their own.

Ramon Magsaysay Award [79]. Kurien, who spent most of his life in Gujarat and gained the affection and the respect of its people, was unable to get any landlord to rent him a room when he veeghese arrived in Anand, as besides being unable to speak the language of the place, he was “a bachelor, a non-vegetarian and a Christian”. Archived from the original PDF on 15 November Retrieved from ” https: At the bottom of the article, feel free to list biograpby sources that support your changes, so that biograpyh can fully understand their context.

Some of his awards include: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K. In fact he was not even fond of milk or milk products!


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Raghavan Dukhan Ram T. There was one person, Tribhuvandas Patel, who was trying his best to unite the farmers in order to form a cooperative movement and fight against the exploitation.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Retrieved 21 July World Bank Operations Evaluation Department. Frontline Volume 23 — Issue Amrita Patel his successor at NDDB, who he had groomed under him consciously to keep government bureaucrats gerghese from the post, to protect NDDB’s independence from the government.

Madhavan Nair John Mathai K. How BJP took control of India’s largest milk cooperative”.

Here too, by choosing some dairying electives, rather perfunctorily, at Michigan State Universityhe returned with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering metallurgy with a minor in nuclear physicsinstead, in Ramachandran Khushwant Lal Wig.

Privacy Policy Manage Cookies. After the training, Dr. Retrieved 26 August I cheated a bit though, [23] and studied metallurgical and nuclear engineering, disciplines The farmers faced a problem of fluctuating milk production as surplus milk would find no takers in the flush season, and turned to the cooperative for help, where an idea took root to try convert this surplus to milk powder.

Views Read Edit View history. Banerji Mirza Hameedullah Beg P. Kurien was a life-long learner who believed that education is a never ending process. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. InPakistan invited him to set up dairy cooperatives, where he went leading a World Bank mission.

Even though he was born into a Christian family, he became an atheist later in life. Internet URLs are the best. The man who turned India into largest milk producer”. He played a key role in setting up similar cooperatives across India and outside. One of three affiliating universities founded by the British inMadras has developed as a teaching and research institution since the s.


Verghese Kurien

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat Biographg of the major proponents of the cooperative movement, he led the Operation Flood which made India, a previously milk-deficient nation the largest milk producer in the world.

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His enduring personality, spirit, undying charisma and conviction of turning the impossible into possible won him many accolades such as the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community LeadershipPadma ShriPadma BhushanKrishi Ratna AwardWorld Food prizePadma VibhushanEconomic Times award for Corporate Excellence and several other awards, but kurie best award that the people of the country gave him was the title “Milkman of India”.

He returned to India after completion of his studies and on May 13, he headed for Anand, a place in Kaira district of Gujarat where he was supposed to spend five years as an officer of the Dairy division in return for the scholarship paid by the sr. It struck a chord with the audience verghfse it was released in Gujarat in Mechanical engineeringthe branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of engines and machines and with manufacturing processes.

It was perhaps this experience that biograpphy me into an atheist. He went to the United States of America on government scholarship where he pursued his degree in Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Distinction. Verghese Chandi Prasad Bhatt C.