M S Swaminathan, father of India's Green Revolution, passes away at the age of 98

M S Swaminathan, father of India's Green Revolution, passes away at the age of 98

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Category : Obituaries Published on: September 30 2023

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  • On 28 September 2023, famous farmer and 'Father of India's Green Revolution' M.S. Swaminathan died at the age of 98.
  • M. S. Swaminathan's agricultural journey began in 1949 when he began researching crop genetics, which included important crops like potato, wheat, rice, and jute.
  • Swaminathan received several prestigious awards, including the first World Food Prize in 1987 for introducing high-yielding wheat and rice varieties into India.
  • He established the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai.
  • He was also awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1971 and the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986.
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