He came, he saw the plight of farmers, and crafted a highly successful cooperative ladder to bail them out. His vision, his marketing skills, and more importantly his courage to defy any kind of political meddling, turned Amul into a household name. But that's not the end of it. The passing of Dr Verghese Kurien, the milkman of India, certainly brings down the curtain on the era of milk self-sufficiency. Verghese Kurien died unhappy?
Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who observed silence at a cattle feed plant inauguration programme in Mehsana, expressed his shock saying that Dr Kurien had worked tirelessly for six decades in the field of milk production, cooperative sector, value addition in dairy industry and cattle-rearing. Though he was not born in Gujarat, he created a place for himself in the hearts of Gujaratis, Modi added in his tribute.