Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has conveyed his heartfelt condolences and deep sadness upon learning of the passing of Padma Vibhushan Dr. MS Swaminathan, a visionary agricultural scientist celebrated as the driving force behind India’s Green Revolution.
In his tribute, Gadkari stated, “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Padma Vibhushan Dr. MS Swaminathan, the father of India’s Green Revolution & the visionary agricultural scientist.” Dr. Swaminathan’s groundbreaking work in agriculture and his commitment to advancing food security have left an indelible mark on India’s agricultural landscape.
Dr. MS Swaminathan’s contributions to agriculture are revered not only in India but globally. His research and initiatives have transformed the lives of millions of farmers, ensuring increased crop yields and food availability during critical periods in the nation’s history.
“Gadkari further acknowledged Dr. Swaminathan’s lifelong dedication to the field, stating, “His lifelong dedication to advancing agriculture and improving food security has left an indelible mark on our nation.” The legacy of Dr. Swaminathan’s work continues to benefit generations of farmers and sustains India’s agricultural progress”.
“Gadkari extended his heartfelt condolences to Dr. Swaminathan’s family and supporters during this hour of grief. He offered the traditional Indian prayer, “Om Shanti,” signifying peace for the departed soul”.
The passing of Dr. MS Swaminathan is not just a loss to the field of agriculture but a loss for the entire nation. His contributions will forever be remembered as a beacon of progress and food security, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations to work toward a better and more sustainable agricultural future.