Verghese Kurien 26 November — 9 September , known as the 'Father of the White Revolution' in India,  was a social entrepreneur whose "billion-litre idea" , Operation Flood , the world's largest agricultural dairy development programme,   made dairy farming India's largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment provider, being a third of all rural income,  with benefits of raising incomes and credit, riddance of debt dependence, nutrition, education, health, gender parity and empowerment, breakdown of caste barriers and grassroots democracy and leadership. He had the foresight to shrewdly use the clout resulting from its recognition, by employing his networking skills and resources at his command effectively, in negotiating international help and support from the governments of at least nine prime ministers of the country over more than five decades, all on terms set by him, making everyone who mattered come to Anand in Bombay's hinterland, where he stayed put, to see his showpiece venture, rather than meet them in the capital cities. Termed "a crocodile who swims in milk",  he would steadfastly stave off meddling by politicians and bureaucrats while building his cooperatives to national scale and founding institutions, and encroachment by multinational companies on markets nurtured by him. He also made India self-sufficient in edible oils,  taking on a powerful, entrenched and violently resistant oil supplying cartel.
Diana Mariam Kuriyan born 18 November , known professionally as Nayanthara , is an Indian actress who primarily works in Tamil and Telugu -language films. Nayanthara made her acting debut in the Malayalam film Manassinakkare with Jayaram. She made her debut in Tamil cinema with Ayya and Telugu with Lakshmi Both were successful. In , she also made her Kannada film debut through the film Super ,  her only appearance in a Kannada film to date. While studying at college, Nayanthara worked part-time as a model. She was spotted by director Sathyan Anthikkad , who had seen some of her modelling assignments and approached her to play a pivotal role in his film Manassinakkare