Molly, wife of milkman Verghese Kurien, dead

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:45

Mumbai: Molly Kurien, wife of milkman late Verghese Kurien, passed away here late Friday night, Amul said in an official communication on Saturday. She was 81.

She is survived by daughter Nirmala and grandson Sidhartha.

The cremation is likely to take place on Saturday evening.

In spite of belonging to the Syrian Christian community, which traditionally buries the dead, sources close to the family said that like her husband, she would be cremated.

On September 09, Verghese Kurien, who brought the `milk revolution` to the country, died in a hospital in Nadiad following prolonged illness at the age of 91.

Kurien had served as head of both National Dairy Development Board and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation for many decades and was the architect of the White Revolution of the 1970s which catapulted India as among the top milk producers in the world.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:45

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