B S Kulkarni
Born on 16th April 1935. Education: M.A., B. Ed. Occupation: Founder (Principal from 1955 – 1992) of Maharashtra Education Society’s High School, Solapur and a teacher since the last 40 years. Mr. Kulkarni has been involved in social work and took efforts to get the Solapur Kambar Lake (Sambhaji Lake) area designated as a bird sanctuary. He sought out the Maldhok (the great Indian Bustard) in 1971 and succeeded in getting a sanctuary sanctioned for it. He was the Convener and President of the Welcome Committee for the Maharashtra Pakshi Mitra Sammelan (1984). As a Secretary of the City and District Youth Congress, he influenced youth to work for the betterment of the society. He organized private primary schools for children. In 1955, he founded the Astrology Study Circle and organized an All India Astrologers’ Gathering in 1984 under the Presidency of Dr. B. V. Raman. He has written many articles and presented lectures & slide shows on the life of birds. He has also delivered lectures at the Paris Natural History Society on the great Indian Bustard. He read ‘Malawarche Pakshi’ for All India Radio, Pune station for 1 year. He served as the President of the Maharashtra State Chapter of Bharat Scout & Guide Institute (Mumbai) from 1983-1996.