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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Jim Corbett” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Jim Corbett


India: A great hunter and wildlife enthusiast

Born : 1875      Died : 1955

Jim Corbett is now part of the folklore in the hills of Uttar Pradesh, particularly Kumaon. region. Tales of his hunting prowess and bravery can still be heard in the hills of Kumaon and Garhwal. Jim was born in an English family on July 25, 1875 at Nainital. His full name was  Edward James Corbett. He spent his childhood in the Kumaon hills and studied English and Hindi. He joined the North Western Railway at the age of 17. During the First World War he joined the army and rose to the rank of Major. After independence, he emigrated to Kenya and died there on April 19, 1955.

He earned fame as a wild-life photographer and has photographed tigers in their natural habitat. In 1907, he shot dead a man-eating tigress at Champavan that bad killed 436 human beings. In 1926, he hunted a leopard who had killed over 400 people. He got rid of over 45 man-eating predators in his hunting life of 50 years for which the people of the hills will ever remain grateful.

Jim was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind medal for his courage and bravery and also with `Order of British Empire’, ‘Order of the. Star of India’ and ‘Freedom of Forest’. A species of panthers was named Panthera Tigris Corbetti in his honour. The first national park in India was named ‘Jim Corbett National Park’ to honour his memory. A postage stamp was also issued on the occasion of his birth centenary. His house in Kaladhungi in Nainital is now a museum.

His first book was Jungle Stories. His second book, Maneaters of  Kumaon won him international fame. This book has been translated in twenty languages and has sold four million copies. A film was also made based on this book. His other Works are The Maneating Leopard of Rudra Prayag (1948), My India (autobiography, 1952), Jungle Lore (1953), The Temple Tiger (1954) and The Tree Tops (published posthumously in 1955).


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