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Press Trust Of India
Tirumala, September 09, 2012
President Pranab Mukherjee today condoled the death of Verghese Kurien, the father of India's white revolution.

Mukherjee hailed Kurien as the one who ushered in the white revolution and had made enormous contributions to the fields of agriculture, rural development and dairying.

Kurien, 90, who took India from being a milk-deficient country to the world's largest milk producer, passed away early this morning in Gujarat due to age-related problems.

He is recognised as the man who started Operation Flood, the largest diary development programme in the world, besides making the brand Amul a household name.