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Old 10th September 2012, 11:11   #1
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The father of White Revolution passed away at 90. R.I.P

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Old 10th September 2012, 11:36   #2
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RIP Dr. Verghese Kurien

One of the stalwarts who showed that India can stand on its feet proudly
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Really a great man who showed there are avenues for good rural incomes with a little bit of organisation and marketing. Our country needed a lot of such visionaries. I wish the govt would give him a Bharat Ratna than all those politicos.
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RIP Dr. Kurien.

I had the fortune of meeting him once. He was already ailing then, but a very impressive personality.
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RIP Dr. Verghese Kurien. Thank You for your great life.

A great engineer, businessman and above all, the 'Milkman of India'.
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RIP Dr.Kurien. I read that he himself never drank milk, and hated it. But he was responsible to bring the nation from 'milk starved' to 'milk rich' status. Truly a great man.
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RIP - Milkman of India!
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We had the privilege of having him here to deliver the convocation address. A most unassuming person. Also, one of the great builders of India. I only wish he had been given a Bharat Ratna rather than just a Padma Vibhushan.

A great soul indeed, Verghese Kurien Rest In Peace.
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Proud of the fact this man returned from US to lead a revolution in India. Awesome contribution to our nation. He will be remembered for ever.

Also sad that he, like many other hard-working mallus, had to leave his home state to succeed.
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A wonderful Gentleman indeed.

He happened to be an Uncle of an old Boss of mine years ago in the Hotel Industry. I had the opportunity of meeting him and shaking hands in the year 1999.

An unforgettable person - totally unassuming, very warm and polite.

His eyes lit up with laughter when I told him quite seriously at the time, that I would remember him all my life and think of him every day at breakfast because I really love AMUL butter and eat some every morning!

RIP Dr. Kurien, the Milkman of India!

Am glad that they released the Commemorative Book on AMUL's Advertising this year, well before he passed on. Hope he read it and enjoyed it like many of us did and do even now.

I wish that our government recognizes him with a posthumous Bharat Ratna at least. Considering the number of people they are giving this to nowadays, Dr. Kurien certainly deserves one!

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Proud of the fact this man returned from US to lead a revolution in India. Awesome contribution to our nation. He will be remembered for ever.

Also sad that he, like many other hard-working mallus, had to leave his home state to succeed.
He had gone on a fellowship from GOI and had to return.
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-e...?homepage=true

Changed many lives through the co-operative movement. Hope they don't dis honour him with Bharat Ratna :(
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A true Indian Legend ! May his soul rest in peace.

And, I love Amul butter.


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He had gone on a fellowship from GOI and had to return.
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-e...?homepage=true
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Thanks for that link!

The following line, I feel, sums it up beautifully...

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If in 2012, India is the largest producer of milk in the world, contributing six per cent to the national GDP and 26 per cent to the agricultural GDP, it is Verghese Kurien, with his socialist vision and technology-led approach, who made it possible.
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Really respect this man for what he did, rest in peace sir.

i always try to pick up Amul in place of other mnc products whenever i can :-)
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RIP Dr. Kurien!

For those interested in how India achieved what we did in Operation Flood, do read his autobiography. It s pretty amazing what a man focused on his goal will do in spite of the might of the world against him! Truly a big loss.
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RIP Dr. Kurien.

I read in the newspaper today that once a Kerala minister asked him, "Mr.Kurien, you have done so much in Gujarat, why don't you do the same in your home state Kerala?", to which he politely replied, "Madam, in Gujarat even the buffaloes would listen to me."
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