Google on Thursday celebrated the 94th birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, the ‘Milkman of India’, with a doodle.
The tribute on the website’s India homepage shows Kurien sitting beside a buffalo with a milk pail in hand and a rope coiled on the ground to spell Google.
As the architect of White Revolution, Kurien is considered one of the champions of farmers’ cooperative movements and established institutions such as the Amul brand of dairy products.
Kurien’s work was instrumental in transforming India from a milk-deficient country to one of the largest producers in the world.
Kurien died on September 09, 2012, in Nadiad, near Anand at the age of 90.
Twitter users have reacted warmly to Google’s tribute:
What a lovely Google Doodle for the day. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/gQdExEnbwB— Gautam John (@gkjohn) November 26, 2015
What a good morning this is! Varghese Kurien on Google doodle. pic.twitter.com/hk62r3Pqjr— N.S. Madhavan (@NSMlive) November 26, 2015
Happy Birthday Varghese Kurien, Father of White Revolution... And what a beautiful gesture by Google to honour him with their doodle.— Paarth's Paradox (@aajnachakra) November 26, 2015