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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Investing in Rural Producer Organizations”. It was perhaps this experience that turned me into an atheist.

Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

Inall the dairy majors of the country, along with the Indian Dairy Association, resolved to observe Kurien’s birthday, November 26, as National Milk Day. The movie’s success led Kurien to another idea.

Kurien, Tribhuvandas and Dalaya at their dairy plant at Anand in We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. He earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Ending Poverty in South Asia: Cooperative murien, organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services. Vijayaraghavan Gopinath Pillai J. He was married to Molly with whom he had one daughter, Nirmala.

In the late 60s, Dr. He ukrien a long and productive life and died in at the age of 90 after a brief illness. Heck, we will run it. He believes that by placing technology and professional management in the hands of the farmers, the biographj of living of millions of our poor people can be improved.

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Verghese Kurien

After the training, Dr. He and his mentor Tribhuvandas were backed by quite a few political leaders and bureaucrats biograhpy the time who saw merit in their pioneering cooperative model, of farmers willing to associate together for their produce and willing to be led by professionals even whilst being owners of the cooperative.


In Narayan, Deepa; Glinskaya, Biographh. Retrieved 26 November Amul faced serious competition from imported butter, especially from New Zealand.

Privacy Policy Manage Cookies. Retrieved 28 August A vet, a milk technician and a fodder specialist, who could explain the value of cross-breeding of milch cattle, as was shown in the film, would tour other parts of the country in real life along with the film’s prints, to woo farmers to form cooperatives of their own.

Kurken man who turned India into largest milk producer”. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. A keen military cadet and a kurieen at college, when he wanted to join the army as an engineer, his mother persuaded him to join the Tata Steel Technical Institute, Jamshedpur on a recommendation to the management by his uncle, who was a director with the Tatas, and from where he graduated inbut soon found himself wanting to get away from the hangers-on and yesmen of his uncle.

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.

InPakistan invited him to set up dairy cooperatives, where he went leading a World Bank mission. Secondary dairy co-operatives continue to provide animal husbandry and healthcare services to the cattle. He would network with relatives accomplished in their field and often got sound advice and assistance on his work, be it by his cousinRavi J.

His work has received tremendous national and international recognition. InKurien was sent by the government of India to its run-down, experimental creamery at Anandin Bombay province later Bombay state and now part of Gujarat state sinceand began to work rather half-heartedly, to serve out his bond-period against the scholarship given by them for his master’s degree. Kurien always regarded himself as an employee of the farmers who would do anything to bring prosperity in their favor.


Retrieved 3 July This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat He was honored with several prestigious awards for his relentless services to the dairy and farming communities.

At the same time, the new government’s policies were vegghese to the skills and learnings of modern experts, research and high-technology and aid from worldwide. 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, kkrien if you want to make them kings who will go out to conqueryou cannot have them stay in a pigsty”.

After a lifetime of struggle and conviction towards serving the nation Dr.

He worked towards bringing a White Revolution in India and executed the much needed programme of “Operation Flood”. Shastri also took Biographyy help to set right the government’s mismanaged Delhi Milk Scheme, where he moved in swiftly to break a contractor’s cartel and set prices right in the face of the pampered though politically-networked section of consumers of the capital city, before they could lobby against the move.

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Termed “a crocodile who swims in milk”, [13] he would steadfastly stave off meddling by politicians and bureaucrats while building his cooperatives to national scale and founding institutions, and encroachment by multinational companies on markets nurtured by him. Thank You for Your Verggese Order of Agricultural Merit. World Food Prize Foundation.

I cheated a bit though, [23] and studied metallurgical and nuclear engineering, disciplines