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MS Swaminathan, father of India’s ‘Green Revolution,’ passes away at 98

Swaminathan was instrumental in developing high-yielding varieties of paddy that helped ensure India’s low-income farmers produce more yield.

MS Swaminathan(File)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 12:52 PM IST

Assam-based oncologist among winners of 2023 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ravi Kannan moved to Assam’s Silchar with his wife, Seeta, from Chennai in 2007 to take charge of the Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

Oncologist Ravi Kannan. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 01:48 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

‘To her, patients always came first’: Cancer care pioneer dies at 93

V Shanta was on the WHO Advisory Committee on Cancer till March 2005. She was a recipient of several national and international awards including the Ramon Magsasay award for public service, Padma Shri (1986), Padma Bhushan (2006) and Padma Vibhushan (2016).

**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this undated Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, renowned oncologist and chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta. Shanta passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2021_000038B)(PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 12:02 AM IST
ByDivya Chandrababu, Chennai
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