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Who is Salim Ali?
Salim Ali: Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the "birdman of India", Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and his bird books helped develop ornithology. He became the key figure behind the Bombay Natural History Society after 1947 and used his personal influence to garner government support for the organisation, create the Bharatpur bird sanctuary and prevent the destruction of what is now the Silent Valley National Park. He was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 1976.
- also known as Sálim Ali, Sálim Ali
- born on (119 years ago) in Mumbai, child of Moizuddin and Zeenat-un-nissa
- nationality: India
- religion: Islam
- Marriage with Tehmina
- died on (28 years ago) in Mumbai of prostate cancer
- written works: "Field Guide to the Birds of the Eastern Himalayas", "Birds of Kerala", "Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan together with those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka", "A bird's eye view", "The Book of Indian Birds", "Indian hill birds", "A pictorial guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent", "Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan", "The birds of Travancore & Cochin", "The birds of Kutch", "The birds of Bhutan", "Common Indian birds", "The illustrated Sálim Ali", "The birds of Sikkim", "The fall of a sparrow", "Compact handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan", "Bird study in India"
- some of the awards:
- Padma Bhushan
- Padma Vibhushan
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