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Kailash Singh Sankhala

Kailash Singh Sankhala, Indian wildlife ecologist. Recipient merit prize for wildlife preservation Government of Rajasthan, 1965, merit cash award for science and literature work, 1982; 1st trophy for outstanding work in wildlife preservation All-India Jeeva Raksha Visnoi Samiti, 1982. Jawaharial Nehru fellow, 1970-1972.


  • Sankhala, Kailash Singh was born on January 30, 1925 in Jodhpur, India. Son of Khinva Raj and Satyawati Sankhala.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Jaswant College, Jodhpur, 1950. Postgraduate diploma in forestry Indian Forest College, Dehra Dun, 1953.


    • Deputy conservator of forests Forest Department Rajasthan, 1953-1965. Director Delhi Zoological Park, New Delhi, 1966-1970. Member, secretary Expert.

      Committee on Wildlife Preservation in India, 1970. Director Project Tiger, Government of India, New Delhi, 1972-1977. Chief wildlife warden Government Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1978-1983.


    • Author: Wild Beauty, 1973. Tiger, 1974
    • Tigerland, 1975. Tiger!, 1978, Finnish edition, 1979, Japanese edition, 1980.

      Garden of Gods, Bharatpur Waterbird Sanctuary.


    Member, secretary Expert. Committee on Wildlife Preservation in India, 1970. Member Animal Welfare Board India.

    Member Indian Forest Service Association (president 1979-1983), Wildlife Preservation Society India (executive committee, Doctor Anugrah Narayan Jha's prize 1972), Rajasthan State Wildlife Preservation Advisory Board, 1978-1983.


    • Married Suraj, April 27, 1948. Children– Kuldeep, Pradeep.
    • father: Khinva Raj
    • mother: Satyawati Sankhala
    • spouse: Suraj
    • children: Kuldeep Sankhala
    • Pradeep Sankhala
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    Born January 30, 1925