Faces of India – 158


A face with name and story! He is Niranjan Raptan of Sunderbans. He survived 3 tiger attacks successfully and now works for “save the tiger” and “save Sunderbans” campaign. He was originally honey collector in these islands in his childhood but 42 years back he took up the job of forest guide. 

During one of the trip to interiors of the islands for collecting honey, his uncle and he was attacked by a ferocious tiger of Sunderbans. They both fought the tiger off bravely. Niranjan managed to bring his seriously injured uncle back home. His uncle later succumbed to the injuries, probably due to lack of good hospital facilities then. If you google his name, all stories related to him can be read.

So? Have you met anybody who has survived a tiger’s attack?

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various
characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

 

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