September 9, 2012 10:07:16 pm
Dr Verghese Kurien,father of the White Revolution,died early today at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital in neighbouring Nadiad after a brief illness. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
Though a Christian by birth,Kurien was cremated as per his wishes.
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.
Thousands of people,including some ministers and MLAs,visited the Amul dairy campus here where his body was kept for a few hours before cremation.
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