Google Doodle for Amul founder


Google on Thursday paid tribute to the most famous milkman of India, Dr. Verghese Kurien, through Google doodle on his 94th birth anniversary.

In its doodle image, the search engine giant, carried an image of Dr Verghese Kurien sitting with a cow and few milk pots.

Kurien, the father of the White Revolution in India and the founder of Amul, passed away in September 2012. He was 91 years old.

Kurien, the man behind Operation Flood, was the chief architect who made India the largest milk producer in the world. He helped modernise the Anand model of cooperative dairy development and engineered the White Revolution in India. Today over 10 million farmers at 200 dairies across the country produce over 20 million litres of milk every day.

In 1949, Mr Kurien decided to quit a lucrative government job to join a small-time dairy cooperative. Since then, milk procurement of the cooperative grew from a few hundred litre a day to over 90 lakh litre a day now under one of India’s most popular brands – Amul.