Prof M S Swaminathan (August 7, 1925 - September 28, 2023)

Father of India's Green Revolution, Agronomy, Economic Ecology; Eminent Agricultural Scientist passes away at 98

3rd Indian to be acclaimed by TIME magazine after Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore in 20C.

List of Achievements 

(Photo Credit: World Food Prize Foundation)

Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute


DG of ICAR & Secretary to Govt of India, Dept of Agricultural Research and Education

(Photo Credit: ICAR)


Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture

(Photo Credit: ICAR)


Chairman, UN Science Advisory Committee 

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Independent Chairman, FAO Council



Member of Science and Agriculture, Planning Commission

(Credit: Wiki Commons)


DG, International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines


President, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 



World Wide Fund for Nature (India)



President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs



President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 


[1991-96; 2005-07]

Chairman, National Commission on Farmers 

(Photo: GODL-India)


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