• Born and brought up in Calicut, Kerala to a Syrian Christian family, Verghese Kurien completed his graduation in physics from Loyola College, Madras and then became a mechanical engineer. For his achievement of the billion litre idea, also known as Operation Flood, he was nicknamed the 'Father of the White Revolution'. He is also known as the 'Milkman of India' and he won many awards including the Padma Vibhushan and the World Food Prize. He was the founder chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, under which the Amul brand of dairy products became famous.

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