Business National Milk Day: MS Swaminathan remembers his friend Verghese Kurien, the Milkman of India Updated : November 27, 2019 06:37 AM IST Verghese Kurien was fondly referred to as the ‘Milkman of India’. India is the world’s biggest milk producer, a superlative feat given that the commodity is staple for a population of 1.3 billion and Kurien is credited with the growth. MS Swaminathan was associated with Amul by virtue of his role as Director General at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.