India’s flagbearer for green revolution MS Swaminathan died on Thursday aged 98. His agricultural contributions live on.
The scientist was pivotal in creating high-yielding varieties of paddy, which significantly boosted farmer’s produce.
Swaminathan was presented with the prestigious World Food Prize in 1987. He is also the recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibushan.
Hailed as an agricultural legend, he established the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai in 1988.
While Swaminathan’s wife died last year, he is survived by his three daughters, Soumya and Madhura Swaminathan have served as chairperson of MSSRF.