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Dr. Ravi Sankaran – (October 4, 1963 – January 17, 2009) – By Bittu Sahgal

Ravi Sankaran. Credit:Karthik RajanMy earliest contact with Ravi Sankaran was over two decades ago when this young field biologist would breeze into Hornbill House in between the field studies he was conducting on Great Indian Bustards, Bengal Floricans…

R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji (Bapa) Of Bhavnagar (April 1917 – January 1986)

Late R.S. DharmakumarsinhjiI and my wife have gone through the second issue of Sanctuary magazine and find it an improvement on the Premier issue. More improvements can still be made and we could discuss these personally. – R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji,…

M. Krishnan – (June 30, 1912 – February 18, 1996)

M. KrishnanThe average educated adult knows little or nothing of the teeming plant and animal life of the country, and cares less. Livestock does not interest him, and the world is to him a place which holds only human beings.

Dr. Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali – (1896-1987)

V. SantharammnsIndian ornithology and field biology stand on the shoulders of giants such as Dr. Sálim Ali writes Bittu Sahgal. The grand old bird man of India loved nature, but was never sentimental about it. He admired wild animals,…

Sanjoy Deb Roy (1934-1999)

Sanjoy Deb RoyA new series from Sanctuary Asia

We must change our heroes if we are to have any chance at all of saving our planet. Across India valiant battles are silently being fought by all manner of people…

M. A. Rashid

M.A. RashidTo lose a good friend is like losing a part of one’s self. M. A. Rashid was one such friend, whose demise on December 6, 2007, is irreparable for me as well as for all true well-wishers of India’s wildlife.

Krishna Narain “KN” – A Life Cut Short

Krishna NarainIn October 2006, we were trekking in the Hemis High Altitude National Park in the Trans-Himalaya. As we approached the Husing valley, KN enthusiastically told me that he sensed we would see the elusive snow leopard.

Bob Hunter, October 13, 1941 – May 2, 2005

Bob HunterBidisha Basu pays a tribute to Bob Hunter, journalist, author and founding member of Greenpeace and says he re-invented environmental activism.

Kekoo Naoroji - The Quiet Man

Kekoo Naoroji“It is a wry reflection on human nature that while we tend to remember those who force themselves onto our consciousness, we remember the quiet ones, their auras woven tightly around their persona, only when occasions move in particular directions. And Kekoo Naoroji, keen…

Robin Banerjee 1908 - 2003

Robin BanerjeeWorld renowned naturalist, photographer, film-maker and Padmashree awardee Robin Banerjee passed away on August 6, 2003, six days before his 95th birthday. His passing away perhaps marks the end of the most…

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