Renowned photographer Dinesh Choudhury passes away

Dinesh Choudhury, resident of Ambikagiri Nagar , Guwahati, Assam has breathed his last at 1.04 pm on 19th January 2021. He was a renowned photographer of world repute. A man of many hats he was also an elephant expert, licenced rogue elephant hunter recognized by Government of Assam and an honarary wildlife warden.

He was educated in St Edmunds College, Shillong and went on to pursue his studies in National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore.

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

He was famous worldwide 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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