Someshwar Shyam Sunder: A Forest Giant is Felled

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It is difficult to believe that my conservation mentor, Someshwar Shyam Sunder, one of India’s most distinguished foresters of the post-independence era is no more. He lived a full life, even after retirement from service in 1989. On 29-4-2021, Covid-related health complications felled the forest giant. He was 90, the exact age when mature teak trees are felled by foresters.

I first met Shyam Sunder, when I was just seven years old. He was visiting his uncle (my father Shivarama … Read More