PM condoles the demise of Dr. MS Swaminathan

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep sorrow over the death of eminent agriculture scientist, Dr. MS Swaminathan whose “groundbreaking work in agriculture transformed the lives of millions and ensured food security for our nation.”

The Prime Minister posted a thread on X: “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.

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. I will always cherish my 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.”

Dr. M. S Swaminathan, the renowned agricultural scientist known as the Father of India’s Green Revolution, passed away at his residence in Chennai on September 28 at the age of 98. The Padma Vibhushan awardee was Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and headed the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. He was the first to get the World Food Prize and used the proceeds from the prize to establish the renowned MSSRF non-profit trust.

The BJP National President Shri JP Nadda expressing grief over demise of the renowned agriculture scientist said “Deeply saddened by the passing away of Dr. MS Swaminathan, the Father of India’s Green Revolution. Dr. Swaminathan was a multifaceted personality whose invaluable contributions to the fields of agricultural research and innovation changed the course of history.

He played an instrumental role in furthering India’s agricultural capabilities and pulling millions out of the clutches of hunger, leading to a transformational shift in the lives of our people. His commitment to advancing India’s scientific progress and innovation will continue to inspire our scientific community. My heartfelt condolences to his family members and well-wishers. “Om Shanti.”