C. Subramaniam

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C. Subramaniam ( Chidambaram Subramaniam ; born January 30, 1910 in Senguttaipalayam , Madras ; † November 7, 2000 in Chennai , Tamil Nadu ) was an Indian politician of the Congress Party . He is considered the father of the “ Green Revolution ” in his country.


Subramaniam was born the son of Chidambara Gounder and his wife in the village of Senguttaipalayam in the southern Indian district of Coimbatore . He went to school in Pollachi . In Chennai , he graduated from Presidency College with a BSc in physics.

Under C. Rajagopalachari he learned the basic rules of politics and administration. C. Subramaniam was involved in drawing up the Indian Constitution, which came into force in 1950. From 1952 to 1962 he was Minister (for Education, Justice and Finance) and Parliament Leader in the state of Madras on several occasions . Subramaniam was elected to the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Indian Parliament) in 1962 and was Minister for Steel and Mining. He held other ministerial offices in his political career. As Minister of Agriculture (1964–67) drove the “Green Revolution” from 1965 onwards, the success of which was demonstrated by a record harvest of wheat in 1972, among other things. During the emergency in the late 1970s, he was India's Minister of Finance.

He was appointed governor of Maharashtra in 1990, but had to resign in 1993 after a newspaper reporter overheard a casual remark by Subramaniam about the style of the then Indian Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao .

Subramaniam was subsequently represented in public life. He directed Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and the Ramakrishna mission .

In 1998 C. Subramaniam received the highest Indian state order Bharat Ratna .


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