July 4, 2016: Prof M S Swaminathan greeted Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on the occasion of his birthday. In a letter sent to the Governor, Prof Swaminathan wrote, “Dear Gov Rosaiahji, On the occasion of your birthday, I am writing this to convey to you our prayers for your health, happiness and continued leadership. It is our good fortune that Tamil Nadu has a Governor of your social and spiritual eminence.”
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.