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Welcome Addition To The Bird Watcher'S Kit


Ali has left behind a rich legacy. He began his ornithological pursuits at an early age, making Hornbill House, which served as the office of the BNHS, a second home. He went on to become the president of BNHS, and with his death leaves a devoted bunch of naturalists and birdwatchers without moorings. Most importantly, Ali brought the study of birds out of the laboratory and into amateur nature clubs. He was largely responsible for popularising it as an engaging hobby. He loved describing it as

First Published: Mon, September 23 1996. 00:00 IST