Prof Swaminathan congratulates Mr Rishi Sunak, UK Finance Minister
February 14, 2020: MSSRF Founder Prof M S Swaminathan today congratulated Mr Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Finance Minister of UK. In a letter to Infosys Co-Founder Mr Narayana Murthy, he wrote, “We are all very happy that your son-in-law Rishi Sunak has been appointed as Finance Minister of UK. This brings great credit to Indian professionals, and you, your wife and family must be particularly proud. When I was Director General of International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines, I used to meet the then Finance Minister of UK now and then, since they generously supported rice research in South Asia including India. I hope there will be opportunity for us to welcome you to the Foundation. Because of age related concerns, I am not travelling these days.”
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.