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    Jumbo expert and wildlife photographer Dinesh Choudhury no more

    A man of many hats he was an elephant expert, licenced rogue elephant hunter recognized by state government

    GUWAHATI: Assam’s noted elephant expert and wildlife photographer Dinesh Choudhury passed away on Tuesday. Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed his condolence at the demise of Choudhury.

    A man of many hats he was an elephant expert, licenced rogue elephant hunter recognized by state government and a honarary wildlife warden.

    He worked for Dairy Development Department of Assam for several years before joining Purabi Dairy.

    He was known for his expertise in forest conservation and elephants. A number of books and documentaries have been made on his work. He is the central figure in a book by Tarquin Hall, “To The Elephant Graveyard”.

    Several of his photographs have been published in the National Geographic magazine. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son and host of grandchildren and relatives.

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