Ten fun facts about Salim Ali
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In 1976, he received one of the second highest honors in India, the Padma Vibhushan.
After his death, buildings like the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary were established along with the Salim Ali School of Ecology and more.
He received a number of awards and many honorary doctorates. The J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize he received was $100,000, which he used to establish the Salim Ali Nature Conservation Fund.
When he was one, his father died and when he was three, his mother died. He and his 8 siblings were raised by his aunt and uncle.Fact 5
He was only ten years old during his initial research of birds, noticing things like female birds replaced the male birds shortly after their departure.Fact 6
Though he did attend St. Xavier's College, he had to leave because of his chronic headaches. He did pass the exam at Bombay University in 1913.Fact 7
He did attend zoology classes at Bombay and married a distant relative in 1918 during a school break.Fact 8
He also had an interest in motorcycles, leaving him to own three Harley Davidson models, a Zenith, a Douglas and more.Fact 9
His attempt to get the ornithologist position at the Zoological Survey of India failed since he never received a college degree.Fact 10
His letter to the Prime Minister helped preserve the Bombay Natural History Society, which at the time was over 100 years old. Go to more people facts ❯
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