Saturday, January 2, 2010

Billy Arjan Singh Passes Away

Wildlife conservationist Billy Arjan Singh dies

Wildlife conservationist and Padma Shri awardee Billy Arjan Singh has died of prolonged illness in Jaswantnagar, family sources said today.

92-year-old Singh passed away at his 'Tiger Haven' farmhouse last night.

He was conferred a Padma Shri in 1975 for his efforts towards wildlife conservation, besides awards like World Wildlife Gold Medal, Lifetime Award for Tiger Conservation in 1999 and J Paul Getty Award in 2004.

In 2006, he was awarded with the coveted Padma Bhushan Award and the Yash Bharti by the UP government.

Apart from his active contribution to wildlife conservation, Singh authored many books on tigers and wildlife.

"Billy even in his last days was deeply concerned over the wildlife in Dudhwa and he was keen to know the genetic status of tigers in the park," convener of ....
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