Maankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan is an Indian agricultural scientist. He is a
native of maankombu in alappuzha district.
Swaminathan is known as the "Father of the Green Revolution in India", for his leadership and success in introducing and further developing high-yielding varieties of wheat in India..
He is the founder and Chairman of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
In 1999, Time magazine placed him in the Time 20 list of most influential Asian people of the 20th century.
Major awards Padma Shri (1967), Padma Bhushan (1972), Padma Vibhushan (1989). World Food Prize (1987) . .. .
has been selected for the "Sree Chithira Thirunal Award 2008"
Panampilly Prathibha Puraskaram instituted by Samskara Sahiti awarded to Dr. Swaminathan . .... .
presently he is involved in the kuttanad package for development of the kuttanad region and also development of kole farming in kerala.. .. .
From Green to Evergreen Revolution – Indian Agriculture : Performance and Challenges” . .. ..