A tribute to late Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father of Singapore from Prof M S Swaminathan
The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew : A Tribute by Prof. M S Swaminathan
Much has been written and said about the unique qualities of this great leader who converted a small island into one of the most prosperous and corruption free nations on our planet. In 1985 I was invited by him to attend a consultation in Singapore to discuss how to increase jobs and income per square meter of land. He had assembled a group of 10-12 scientists to advise on how Singapore can become the Biotechnology capital of Asia, as a means of achieving his goal. I am recalling this to cite one example of the vision of this unparalleled leader.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.