JHENAIDAH: Haripada Kapali, inventor of special kind of paddy called Haridhan, passed away at his residence at Asannagar village of Jhenidah Sadar upazila on Wednesday night. He was 95, reports BSS.
Family sources said the agrarian farmer who was suffering from old-age complications breathed his last at midnight.
Haripada, the farmer of the village, does not have any academic degree but his experience and success in agriculture was commendable.
Haridhan is a high-yielding variety of rice that offers hope to the food insecure districts of the north.