Dr MS Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist, also popularly known as the Father of Green Revolution, died at the age of 98 due to age-related health issues.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Dr Swaminathan. Dr Swaminathan’s groundbreaking work in agriculture transformed the lives of millions and ensured food security for our nation.”
The Prime Minister took to X and said,”Deeply saddened by the demise of Dr. MS Swaminathan Ji. At a very critical period in our nation’s history, his groundbreaking work in agriculture transformed the lives of millions and ensured food security for our nation.”
PM Modi added that beyond his revolutionary contributions to agriculture, Dr. Swaminathan was a powerhouse of innovation and a nurturing mentor to many. His unwavering commitment to research and mentorship has left an indelible mark on countless scientists and innovators.
The Prime Minister went on to say that he will always cherish his conversations with Dr. Swaminathan. His passion to see India progress was exemplary. His life and work will inspire generations to come. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Born in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, he was named the first World Food Prize laureate for developing and spearheading the introduction of high-yielding wheat and rice varieties into India during the 1960s when that country faced the prospect of widespread famine.