Bhagwat Baliram Mhaske

Vasundhara Mitra

Bhagwat Mhaske is employed in the reserved forest for Maldhok (the great Indian bustard) birds at Nannaj, near Solapur since 1984. He is devoted to his job and every bird loving visitor benefits from his thorough knowledge. He has helped many senior scientists studying Maldoks. He had the rare opportunity of witnessing a flock of 35-40 Maldhoks. He wishes to continue his wholehearted support to young scientists and nature lovers. The forest dept., in recognition of his efforts, has honored him with ‘best employee’ award. Even the ‘Aple Ghar’ institute has specially awarded him for his remarkable contribution.