Date of death: 19-04-1955
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This page is dedicated to the wonderful life of Col. Jim Corbett of Kumaon, naturalist, hunter, author and humanitarian who risked his life many times ...
This page is dedicated to the wonderful life of Col. Jim Corbett of Kumaon, naturalist, hunter, author and humanitarian who risked his life many times while tracking down man eating tigers and leopards that terrorized the villagers 1907-1945
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I come from the central highlands of Sri Lanka, My uncle when I was a small boy always read the stories of Jim Corbett for me to fall asleep.
I always needed a story to sleep to. The jungle was right next to our house and I could hear wild boar and other animals just out side the window at night while listening to the great adventures of Col Jim.
Unforgettable and precious memories of a simpler time.
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in 1964 i joined Indian navy as navy boy .i being matriculate from Hindi school was extremely poor to read or write English. one of our instructor Lt mishra asked what iliked best i replied , sir shikar. next day he gave me the book maneaters of kumaun. with the help of dictnory i must have read the book 10 times. that was my begaining of learning english language. the 2nd book was My India purchased from footpath for just Rs2 only. susequently i purchased all his books when ever i could olso i loved his short auto biography Carpet sahib by martin booth.very recently i got his last book tree tops and liked it as usual. after 33years of defence services i retired as Lt Col from Indian Army. my defence carrierwas given a direction and motive and the credit goes to Man Eaters of Kumaun as well as My India with out these books i could not have achived what i acived otherwise. even today he is my hero. i still read his books and every time i enjoy a neww thrill and pleasur. his books has inculcated in me not only love nature but as well wilde life. my humble gratitude to him for making my life so rich and plasurable.
I first read "Man Eatersof Kumoan in 1970 and have continued reading it and several of his other books. Sometimes I can see the tiger hanging on the tree before it fell.
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I have lived both in India and Kenya and have been an admirer of Jim corbett since early childhood ..in the 80s I spent my winters often exploring Kumaon ,and found the spirit of jim .. as i have become older I have started to see jim as an example .as a human being ...and like great men everywhere an inspiration on how to live with dignity ..as we pass through this life humility courage kindness charity ,sense of humor Jim had it all . as a man from a humble background with humble work in indian railways he made duty a devotion . I really feel he is one of the worlds greats .made greater by the fact he would never accept the honors I pour on his memory .in a time when conservation is an obvious need. its important to understand how modern was jims desire for it then with no examples to follow he was the first of a kind .also in a harsher time of power broking . how modern was his respect for less fortunate souls ,almost the political sensitivity of the 21 century .he really deserved the famous accolade 'big heart,ed gentleman' himself
I was born in the year The Great Jim Corbrt passed into heavenly abode, i do not even remember how I came to know of him or his renowned book "The Man-Eaters of Kumaon" but having read it while in school I have read it thereafter several times & even now I am reading it. The more I read the more I admire thecourage and selfless dedication of a simple man who risked his own life to aleviate the sufferings of poor hill folks from scourge of dreaded man eating tigers and leopards. He was a great naturalist also as is evident from his writings. He was truely a great human being.
I lived in Naini Tal as a child and met Jim Corbett who was a friend of my parents and grandparents. He left for Africa in 1947 and soon after, we left to live in Australia.
I have no memory of my uncle but have heard and read so much, he would have been a great man to meet. I am very proud to be part of his family
I just finished re-reading "My India"...an amazing book! Corbett introduces us to the "Locals" with whom he had personal dealings: characters like Kunwar Singh the Poacher (who taught the young Corbett how to shinny up trees in an emergency), Mothi the Tenant Farmer, Lalajee the ruined Merchant, Sultana the Bandit Chief, and many, many others. It's obvious that the reverence in which Jim Corbett is still held does not simply pay tribute to his shooting skills, but to his affection for, and generosity toward, the Poor and Unfortunate of Northern India regardless of their Creed or Caste.
I was a fan of the great hunter (A Legend) Col. Jim Corbett. If fact I believe he was not just a man, but a symbol of Courage, Kindness and Affection. He suffers a lot of disasters just for saving human live from Men Eater Tigers.
I salute to him and prey that he may shower peace to his soul. Aamen
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