Sir Jim Corbett

Edward James Corbett was born in 25 July 1875. He was a British hunter, tracker and conservationist, author and naturalist. He hunted a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.

Sir Jim Corbett was in rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to hunt man-eating tigers and leopards that were attacking on people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

He wrote a number of books such as Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. Later on his life, Sir Jim Corbett became an avid photographer and spoke out for the need to protect India's wildlife from extermination and played a key role in establishment of a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger, by using his influence to persuade the provincial government to establish what was called Hailey National Park. Later in 1957, the park was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park in his honour.