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Verghese Kurien's 94th birthday: Google Doodles The 'Milkman of India'

New Delhi:26;  Google is celebrating the 94th birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, also known as the 'milkman' of India with a doodle

The doodle shows him holding a milk can while a buffalo looks on. The rope on the ground spells the word 'Google'.

Kurien, also known as the 'Father of the White Revolution,' turned India from milk-deficient country to the world's largest milk producer' exceeding America in 1998 with about 17 percent of world's output in 2010-11. Not only this, with his efforts, daily farming became India's largest self-sustaining industry.

Born on November 26, 1921 in Kozhikode, Kerala, Kurien graduated from Loyola College in 1940 and went on to complete his engineering from Guindy College of Engineering, Chennai. After a brief stint at TICSO, Kurien obtained the government of India scholarship to study dairy engineering.

Kurien founded 30 institutes of excellence including Amul, IRMA and NDDB. As the founding chairman of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), Kurien was the foremost player in the creation of Amul brand of dairy products and is credited with its success.

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