Kaleem Ullah Khan (Mango Man of India)

Haji Kalimullah Khan, popularly known as Mango man, he is an Indian horticulturist and fruit breeder, known for his contribution in the breeding of mangoes and other fruits. He is also known to have grown over 300 different varieties of mangoes on a single tree, by grafting techniques. Khan Born in Malihabad, near Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Khan dropped out of school at 7th standard and took to the family business of farming.

He is Using the asexual propagation technique of grafting, he has developed several new varieties of mangoes, some of which has been named after celebrities and political leader such as Sachin Tendulkar, Aishwarya Rai, Akhilesh Yadav, Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah etc. Anarkali, a variety of mango developed by him is reported to have two different skins and two different layers of pulp, each having a different taste and after his outstanding contribution in the field of mango grafting. The Government of India awarded him with the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2008.

Kaleem Ullah Khan (Mango Man of India) Kaleem Ullah Khan (Mango Man of India)

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