Noted Sorghum expert NGP Rao passed away


Noted agricultural scientist Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao has passed away in Hyderabad following a brief illness. He was 89 years old. He was well-known for basic and applied research in breeding and agronomy of several dryland crops especially towards sorghum improvement, hence also earned the title of ‘Father of Hybrid Sorghum’ in IndiaDue to his efforts sorghum hybrids, CSH1 CSH5 and CSH9 became very popular and were cultivated. He also made significant contributions to the improvement of crops like long staple desi cotton, pigeon pea, castor, and novel cropping systems.

Mr. NGP Rao was born in Korisapadu, Prakasam district (AP), and studied at Agricultural College, Bapatla, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and the Bihar University. He has about 200 research publications in reputed national and international journals. He held various positions such as Consultant to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Sorghum Botanist and Associate Coordinator, IARI, 1961-68Dr. He was awarded many recognitions which include the C Subramaniam Gold Medal (1966) for the development of the first Sorghum Hybrid, SS Bhatnagar Prize for Biological Sciences (1967). A.P. government also bestowed the Atma Gaurav Award (2003), and the Distinguished Agricultural Scientist Award (2008).

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Courtesy: The Hindu


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