Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) Verghese Kurien, who brought milk revolution in the country, died Sunday in a hospital in Nadiad following a prolonged illness, an official said. He was 91.
He is survived by wife Molly and daughter Nirmala, said Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) Managing Director R.S. Sodhi.
“He had been ailing with kidney problems since quite some time and was admitted to a speciality hospital in Nadiad. He passed away around 2 a.m. today (Sunday),” Sodhi told IANS.
Kurien’s body was brought Sunday morning to Anand.
The funeral shall be held at 4 p.m., Sodhi said.
Kurien had served as head of both – National Dairy Development Board and the GCMMF – for many decades and was the architect of the White Revolution of the 1970s which catapulted India as among the top milk producers in the world.
The Daily News Post India(tdnpost)