Prof. A M Michael: Great Agricultural Engineer, Pioneering Informatician is No More

Dr A M Michael who made unique contributions to agricultural research and development, irrigation engineering and Informatics died at Cochin on 12, November 2021. He was 91 years old. Few individuals in this century can claim to have had a greater impact on Indian agricultural research and development, irrigation engineering and Informatics than Dr Michael.

 

Dr Michael (1930-2021) was a distinguished agricultural scientist, an institution builder of renown and a reputed public servant. Apart from developing irrigation systems which could minimise water loss, it was he who thought ahead of time and introduced the idea of Agricultural Informatics (Ag I) preparing the agricultural sector of India for the networked society. Detailed Obituary Note can be read at Informatics Studies 8 (2) October, Devmber 2021. and also at https://www.informaticsstudies.org/home/news-announcements