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Norman Ernest Borlaug

Norman Ernest Borlaug  was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called ‘the father of the Green Revolution’, ‘agriculture’s greatest spokesperson’ and ‘The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives’.

He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize (1970), the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan(2006), India’s second highest civilian honor.

Born: March 25, 1914, Cresco, Iowa, United States

Died: September 12, 2009, Dallas, Texas, United States

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