‘FANS-Living Legend Award’ for Dr C Gopalan

He had served as the Director of ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN) from 1961 to 1973. Research under his leadership had formed the basis of major national nutrition programmes.

Published: 14th August 2019 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2019 04:02 AM   |  A+A-

  Dr Coluthur Gopalan

  Dr Coluthur Gopalan

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Dr Coluthur Gopalan, the centenarian nutrition scientist who is often regarded as the father-figure of nutrition research in India, was conferred with the first FANS-Living Legend Award by the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS), at a meeting held during the 13th Asian Congress of Nutrition in Bali Indonesia recently. 

Dr Gopalan celebrated his birth centenary last year. He had served as the Director of ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN) from 1961 to 1973. Research under his leadership had formed the basis of major national nutrition programmes initiated in the 1970s - ICDS, Massive Dose Vitamin-A and Iron supplementation. After serving as the Director-General of ICMR, he established the Nutrition Foundation of India (NFI) and has been its President since then.

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