MS Swaminathan was a renowned Indian agricultural scientist and the driving force behind India's Green Revolution.
He has passed away at the age of 98.
Swaminathan was knows as the ‘Father of Economic Ecology’ by the United Nations Environment Programme, Swaminathan's pioneering work in the 1960s and 1970s revolutionised Indian agriculture.
He helped the country to stave off widespread famine and achieve self-sufficiency in food production.
Swaminathan's efforts involved the development and introduction of high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice.
This resulted into a significant rise in food grain production across India.
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