The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees from 1973

Sekhar, Balachandra Chakkingal

A scientist and first Malaysian to head the Chemistry Division in 1964 and later became the Director of the Institute, in 1966. Led The Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia (RRIM) showing that farmers in developing lands, guided by effective application of systematized knowledge and organization, can compete with great, multinational corporations and safeguard their means of livelihood