Prof Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan is a renowned Indian geneticist and administrator, known for his role in the country’s Green Revolution. He has often been called the ‘Father of Green Revolution in India’ for his role in introducing high-yielding varieties of wheat in the country. He is the founder of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. His stated vision is to rid the world of hunger and poverty. Prof Swaminathan is an advocate of taking India to sustainable development by using environmentally sustainable agriculture and sustainable food security.