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Father of Green Revolution M S Swaminathan passes away

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Father of 's Green Revolution M S passed away on Thursday. His last rites are likely to be held on Sunday.

Swaminathan is survived by his three daughters Soumya Swaminathan, Madhura Swaminathan, and Nitya Swaminathan. His wife Mina passed away in 2022.

At the age of 98, he must be a happy man that India has not only become self reliant in grain production but also fulfilling needs of other countries.

As an agriculture scientist, Swaminathan was instrumental in developing high-yielding varieties of paddy that helped ensure India's low-income farmers produce more yield.

Awards and felicitation

Swaminathan was awarded the first World Food Prize in 1987 following which he set up the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Taramani, Chennai.
Swaminathan has been conferred with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan. He is also the recipient of the H K Firodia award, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award and the Indira Prize, apart from several awards including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1971) and the Albert Einstein World Science Award (1986).

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