Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, Father of India’s Green Revolution, Passes Away at 98

Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan, the renowned agricultural scientist who revolutionized India’s farming, passed away at 98. His work in the late 1960s and 1970s was instrumental in bringing industrial farming to India, making the country self-sufficient in food, and reducing widespread hunger.

Swaminathan’s contributions to agriculture were transformative. His research led to the development of high-yielding varieties of wheat, which significantly increased food production in India. This period of agricultural growth came to be known as the ‘Green Revolution’. His efforts saved millions from starvation and made India a food-surplus nation.

Swaminathan’s passing is being widely mourned, both at home and abroad. He leaves behind a legacy of innovation and dedication that will continue to inspire future generations of scientists and farmers.