The Indian pulse industry, executive committee and members of the IPGA deeply mourn the sudden passing of Hakan Bahceci, Founder & Chairman, Hakan Agro and former GPC President. The Indian Pulse trader community are in a state of utter shock and disbelief on receiving this news. A young, dynamic life gone too soon.
Hakan was a true thought leader, great visionary and voice of the global pulses industry. He was a great confidante and mentor of the IPGA and would whole heartedly support our endeavours including participating in The Pulses Conclave. His energetic presence in The Pulses Conclave will be sorely missed.
As President of the Global Pulses Confederation, one of Hakan’s many achievements were conceptualising and developing the idea of a year dedicated to recognizing the role of pulses in sustainable agriculture and healthy diets. It was through his determined efforts that UN General Assembly declared the year 2016 as The International Year of Pulses. While Hakan leaves a huge legacy behind for us to follow, the real tribute to his life would be to take forward his vision and implement his way of life of not only promoting production of pulses, but also increase consumption.
It’s a tremendous loss for all of us and Hakan will be truly and dearly missed by IPGA and the Indian Pulses industry.
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India Pulses and Grains Association