Our leader Prof Ratikanta Maiti, PhD, DSc is a botanist turned crop physiologist who worked for a decade each in CRIJAF and ICRISAT, India; later joined as Professor and Research Scientist at three different universities in Mexico for more than 20 years. He was awarded with Senior National Scientist by Mexican government for 18 years. Presently, this 78 years old living legend is working as Research Advisor at Vibha Agrotech Ltd., Hyderabad, India. He has a credit of more than 400 research papers and 35 books published by national and international agencies.