Vinod Kamatkar

Vasundhara Mitra

A journalist and nature lover, with a special liking for the study of jungle tourism, Kamatkar has established and developed the genre of wildlife tourism journalism. His article series include an expose of the Sandalwood mafia in Solapur,anda year-long series entitled “NisargachiKhidki” in the daily ‘Divya Marathi’ which detailed wildlife in and around Solapur . He also has written prolifically on the Maldhok jungles, its problems and the developmental reconstitutionary policies, currently underway. In recognition, he is awarded the Kirloskar Vasundhara Mitra.