IITians turning farmers?

was surfing net and gotta know this:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/2-IITians-turn-down-lucrative-job-offers-tread-new-path-in-farming/articleshow/8990911.cms

Pretty interesting, but not very surprising.
I can tell you many members on this forum too have left successful careers in other lines after premier education in other fields - some from IT, technology, banking etc. - to start off with scientific agriculture. I know at least a handful of others who would like to return from the US to do the same thing!