Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today condoled the death of field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai who passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night.
In his message, Mr Palaniswami said Ajay’s death was a great loss and he was saddened by the expert’s demise.
ஆசிய யானைகள் தொடர்பான மத்தியஅரசின் சிறப்பு குழு உறுப்பினராக பணியாற்றியவரும் இந்தியாவின் முக்கிய யானைகள் ஆய்வாளருமான #AjayDesai அவர்கள் காலமான செய்தியறிந்து வேதனை அடைந்தேன்.அவரை இழந்துவாடும் அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கும், இயற்கை ஆர்வலர்களுக்கும் ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கலை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறேன். pic.twitter.com/lDY1DPqoVb— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) November 21, 2020
DMK President M K Stalin also condoled the death. In a tweet, he said ‘deeply saddened by the passing of ‘Elephant Man’ Ajay Desai. India has lost one of its foremost wildlife conservationists today and the elephants of the world have lost their greatest champion.
Deeply saddened by the passing of ‘Elephant Man’ #AjayDesai. India has lost one of its foremost wildlife conservationists today and the elephants of the world have lost their greatest champion. My sincere condolences to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/38hPLG3ZXF— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) November 21, 2020
‘My sincere condolences to his family & friends’, he said.
Desai was a member Wildlife Institute of India and Asian elephant consultant.
He was a World Wild Fund (WWF) Consultant and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN).
Desai was group co-chairman of Asiatic elephants specialist group. He had also served as a member of the Karnataka State Wildlife Board. (Agency)
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