Saviour of a billion!
If Norman Ernest Borlaug were a Roman Catholic, he could be declared a saint immediately.
The Church begins the canonisation process five years after the death of the candidate and requires the person be credited with at least two miracles, one of which must have occurred after death.
Borlaug died at the age of 95 on September 12, 2009.
He exceeded the miracle requirement by a factor of at least half a billion, during and after his life.
By common consent, he is thought to have saved over a billion lives through his intercession with Mother Nature, the non-believer's equivalent of the Supreme Being.
Text: Shreekant Sambrani, Business Standard
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