Sunday, January 10, 2010

All I have to say, is... Warp speed on your final mission

Our Hero Kunwar Billy Arjan Singh is no more!

Billy Arjan Singh (15 August 1917-01 January 2010)
Dear Friends,
With great sorrow we learned of the demise of the revolutionary conservationist Billy Arjan Singh. A life totally dedicated to the greatest aspiration of the human race: the building of a better environmental world. His admirable life left behind a wealth of experience, knowledge and inspiration for the new generations so that they can carry on the fight for the tiger future of the whole world. It only remains for me to express my deepest admiration for this exemplary revolutionary. We salute his memory and his work for kheri's Jungles.
I and the people of my district want that dudhwa tiger reserve should be renamed as Billy Arjan Singh Tiger reserve, in memory of our great hero.
please read it

Krishna Kumar Mishra
Wildlife Biologist & Nature Photographer 


aminderbal said...

I completely agree.I had the honour of meeting Billy Arjan Singh on several occassions , and he was without doubt a tenacious champion of Tigers and its forests.....The forests of Dudhwa would not exist today if it wasn't for his untiring efforts to get them recognition and a Tiger reserve status ....It is a huge loss for his family , the Tiger and like minded people like us....And we should therefore pledge to carry on his work in conjunction with the forest officers of Dudhwa...


Punit Singh said...

After trying since last many years, I happened to go to Dudhwa in end of Apr 2011. Stayed 3 days at FRH Tharu huts. Took my family also. A very good stay. I had also planned to go to Tiger Haven & see Billy sab. I was told he is no more. I felt very sad & sorry, thinking if I could've I been there last yr, I would've met him. Wanted my son Raghav (15) to see nd meet him. But what to do....!
Anyway there are few people in this world who have devoted their life & resources to forests & tigers, and that too not for publicity, but due to their sheer love for tigers & forest! Billy sab did just that.
I firmly believe Dudhwa Forest should be renamed after him & not after any political leader. There are chances that govt. would try to do so.... as earlier it has tried also and locals opposed that idea of renamning Dudhwa on a political leader..
Locals there loved him, & now (after his death) they nearly worship him like a deity!
We need to support the cause of renaming Dudhwa as Billy Arjan Singh Forest Reserve. It is important and justified considering any reason.
But renaming or not, one thing is clear, I think the best thing in life is Forest! Thanks Billy Sir!

Dudhwa National Park said...

So Sad!!

Tadoba Jeep Safari said...

He was a brave man...!!

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