Monday, 10 September 2012

India’s Milkman V Kurien

He was 90 and is survived by wife Molly Kurien and daughter Nirmala. He was the founder chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Dr Kurien’s hardwork made Amul household brand name. He launched 'Operation Flood', the largest diary development programme in the world, which made India No.1 Milk producer in world.

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 on sunday at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital in the neighbouring Nadiad, after a brief illness.

Through Kurien's efforts vide the Amul Model, the country's milk production shot up from a mere 20 million metric tonnes (MMT) per annum in 1960 to a whopping 122 MMT last year.

He gave us white revolution. Kurein passed away but he’ll be always there in our heart. Amul gave fantbulas tribute to him with their famous Amul poster.

Doing Kamaal,
Kamal Upadhyay

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