Dr.Varghese Kurien, the milk man is no moreA great son of Kerala, Dr.Varghese Kurien who is known as the 'Milk Man of India' or 'Amul man', died yesterday. Though born in Kerala he lived at Anand (Anand is now the milk capital of India) in Gujarat where he developed the co-operative society of milk producers. This created a revolution, known as White Revolution, in milk production in the whole country. Amul has become a brand name for milk.
Basically a mechanical engineer he started his career as a dairy production engineer with the Gujarath Government. Later he resigned the job and ventured the formation of milk cooperative societies. It created a noticeable change in the milk production in the State and later in whole country.
He got recognitions from all sources. Government of India honored him with Padmashree, Padmabhushan and Padma vibhushan. He was awarded Magsaysay award for social work also. He had received international recognition such as Food award, Award for Peace, etc.
Let us pay tributes to this great man.