Verghese Kurien, best known as the “Father of the White Revolution” This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life. Dr. Verghese Kurien was born on November 26, at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the district headquarter of Malabar, then the part of Presidency of Madras and. 2 About Verghese Kurien; 3 External links . Dr Kurien was an icon of India’s cooperative movement and the dairy industry. Wikipedia has an article about.

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Earlier, bioggraphy prime minister Nehru, had already visited Anand to inaugurate Amul’s plant, the largest in Asia, and embraced Kurien for his groundbreaking work. World Bank Operations Evaluation Department. He had already made up his mind to quit the government job mid-way and leave Anand but, was persuaded by Tribhuvandas to stay back with him after quitting them, and help him set up his dairy.

Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

He was bold in dealing with donors like the UNICEF for aid, [39] and confronted the New Zealand government and a powerful lobby in countries which, he realised with some foresight, wanted to “convert aid into trade” for their companies, at a cross-purpose to his wanting India to convert aid to become self-made. At the same time, the new government’s policies were open to the skills and learnings of modern experts, research and high-technology and aid from worldwide.

Verghese Kurien memorial oration on sustainable development”. In the process, it improved the lives of the rural dairy farmers.

Verghese Kurien

He lost his father at 22 and his grand-uncle moved bipgraphy family to his home in Trichur now Thrissur. There was a problem with your submission.

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A man with a rare vision, Dr. In he helped to set up Vidya Dairy to provide modern online dairy plant training to senior students graduating in dairy technology. Even as his most expensive personal possession was a mere watch gifted him by his grandson, he would take pride in the farmers’ money providing the air-conditioned house and luxury-model car at his disposal, [67] and spared no expense with it for constructing a modern IRMA campus and facilities for its residents, saying, “These students are my princes, and if you want to make them kings who will go out to conqueryou cannot have them stay in a pigsty”.

Dalaya, who he persuaded to stay back at Anand after verghdse mere visit, invented the process of making skim milk powder and condensed milk from buffalo milk, instead of from cow milk, said impossible by dairy experts around the world. World Food Prize Foundation. Retrieved 9 September He attended Loyola College and graduated in Physics in before verbhese the College of Engineering in Guindy from where he obtained his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.

Gurien received numerous honours, chief among them the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership and the World Food Prize Heck, we will run it. Padma Award winners of Kerala. Kurien always regarded himself as an employee of the farmers who would do anything to bring prosperity in their favor.

Archived from the original on 11 November Click Here to Visit Amul. University of Kuriwnstate-controlled institution of higher learning located in Madras, India. IRMA was initially set up to provide management training and research support to the cooperatives being established all over the country. No need anyone else!

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Cyrus Pallonji Mistry Irish. Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the World. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Kurien decided to support Patel in his endeavors. Kohli Ramanathan Krishnan C. Film-maker Shyam Benegal wanted to make Manthan “churning of the milk ocean”, in Hindu verghsee a story based on Amul, but lacked funds.


The co-operatives set up under Operation Flood continue to provide lessons in democracy to the rural people on which the greater nation can rest secure.

How BJP took control of India’s largest milk cooperative”. Kurien initially found his job very uninspiring but was intrigued by the way the milk distributors and farmers were exploited by the cunning and rich businessmen. Even though he was born into a Christian family, he became an atheist later in life.

Srinivasan George Sudarshan M. Secondary dairy co-operatives continue to provide animal husbandry and healthcare services to the cattle.

She would say that he worked hard but never brought work back home and was in bed by 9 pm, only to wake up in the dead of night to catch the earliest morning flight after some road travel. Being a newly independent nation, there was a desire to gain self-sufficiency in its consumed produce and therefore the thrust to indigenous production to substitute imports.

The movie’s success led Kurien to another idea. He quit as GCMMF chairman in following dwindling support from verghdse members on the governing board and mounting dissent from his proteges, some calling his way of working, rather late in the day, dictatorial, backed by political forces desperate to make inroads into the cooperative dairy’s district unions.