Dr. Khush was the Guest of Honor at the 27th Punjabi American festival on May 28th, and he was presented with Life Time Achievement Award by the Punjabi American Heritage Society.  Professor Gurdev Singh Khush, a world-renowned Agronomist and Geneticist considered as founding father of the Green Revolution, that led to the ending of hunger in many parts of the world. He invented many rice varieties. He got 12 Doctorate degrees conferred on him by many renowned Universities, including Cambridge. He is the recipient of many awards, including the World Food and the Padam Shri.