He was the harbinger of Green Revolution in Punjab when he was director of the agriculture department," remembered Pannu.
Chandigarh: Renowned agriculture scientist, who played a great role in the Green Revolution, and Padma Bhushan awardee Gurcharan Singh Kalkat, died on Saturday morning at the PGI, Chandigarh, at the age of 91.
"He played a pivotal role in the Green Revolution.
He worked in close association with the father of Green Revolution M S Swaminathan," said Rangi.
He did his schooling in Montgomery (Sahiwal) district (now in Pakistan) and his BSc (agriculture) from Punjab Agriculture College, Lyallpur (now in Pakistan) in 1947.
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