Dr Vyankatesh Metan
He is an orthopaedician, birdwatcher, birdlover. He was the first to film the migratory flamingoes at Hipparega Lake in Solapur. He has worked extensively with Maruti Chitampalli, Dr Rehmani, and Dr Kelkar. His book “Solapur: Pakshi Nandanvan” documents all species of local and migratory birds in Solapur district. Some of his photographic work is included in Maruti Chitampalli’s book: “Pakshikosh”. He is awarded the Kirloskar Vasundhara Mitra.