DH CHANGEMAKERS 2022: SYED GHANI KHAN

DH CHANGEMAKERS 2022

22 TO WATCH IN 2022

Deccan Herald proudly presents the 22 Changemakers to watch in 2022.

Listen to their remarkable stories of endurance, social service, excellence in fields as diverse as public health and clean energy, culture and community empowerment.

SYED GHANI KHAN

The son of a farmer, Syed Ghani Khan was curious about farming since his childhood. Whenever his father gave him a handful of seeds, he would sow them right in front of his house in Mandya’s Kirugavalu village, eagerly awaiting a change in the morning.

That fascination with seeds and farming eventually led him to set up a unique rice diversity museum, an extension of his efforts to preserve paddy and mango varieties, and disseminate conservation lessons. Taking it to the next level, Khan assessed the nutritional profile of every paddy variety in his collection, taking help from scientists.

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(Narration, Podcast Edit: Rasheed Kappan / Music: Bensound)

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