Published On: Fri, Nov 12th, 2010

Nov 12,Birthday of the Birdman of India


Salim Ali (1896 -1987)
Salim Ali was born in Mumbai ,on 12 November 1896. Salim Ali is Called the Bird man of India.His First Pet was a baby sparrow that had fallen from its nest. He Loved birds,motorcycles and Alfonso Mangoes. He Was a world famous ornithologist, which means a person who studies birds.

SALIM ALI’S has always been synonymous with birds. Born Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, it was this “Birdman of India” who transformed bird-watching and ornithology in the country dramatically.

Dr. Ali authored several books, popular among which is the Book of Indian Birds, a bible for budding ornithologists. Dr. Ali died in 1987 at the age of 91, after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. His contributions, matchless as they are awe-inspiring, continue to captivate the minds of every new generation of bird lovers, ensuring that his legacy lives on.

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