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‘’Father of wheat revolution’’, DS Athwal is no more

Ludhiana, May 15 (UNI) Agriculture scientist Dilbagh Singh Athwal also known as the 'Father of Wheat Revolution in India '' passed away in New Jersey in the US yesterday. He was 89.
Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University B S Dhillon, scientists and officials of the university paid tributes to Dr Athwal, at a condolence meeting held at the PAU campus here today.
Dr Athwal was one of the stalwarts who played a crucial role in the Green Revolution of the country.
He was a well-known geneticist, plant breeder and an agricultural scientist of international fame, the outstanding contributions made by him in the field of agriculture remain unparalleled till date, the vice chancellor said. In 1964, he was conferred with Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which is the highest Indian award in the science category, the VC said.
Mr. Dhillon said that it was Dr Athwal who developed world's first grain pearl millet hybrid 'Hybrid Bajra 1' in 1965 that marked a new era in cultivation of this crop.
In 1967, he joined the management of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines and served as the Institute's first Deputy Director General.
He was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1975 by for his contributions to biological science.
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