Thursday, February 18, 2010

MFS - Strange But True - People 12


Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 12 .
Edward James "Jim" Corbett (* 25 July 1875 in Nainital, India – † 19 April 1955 in Nyeri, Kenya) was a British hunter, conservationist and naturalist, famous for slaying a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.
Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and worked for the Bengal and North Western Railway. However, Corbett was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand), to slay man-eating tigers and leopards who had killed people in the villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region.Read more about him on MFS.


  1. bohzo Will

    I hope your mother is recovering well, isn't that the same guy that the movie, "Ghost and Darkness" was made after? The movie had Val Kilmer and he killed the man eating Lions in Africa!

    Have a great day!

  2. Visiting you Will.Hope your mum get well soon. Wish they could just stun the tigers and relocate them instead of killing them .

  3. Bohzo David .
    No Corbett was a British subject based in India.
    While the story of "the ghost and the darkness " was in africa.
    The inspiration for the film "The Ghost and the Darkness" starring Val Kilmer as Patterson and Michael Douglas as a fictional hunter called Charles Remmington (Remmington was based on Charles Ryall who hunted but was killed by the last of the two lions after Patterson dispatched the first, the lion entering Ryall's train carriage and killing him!).

    Have a great week-end !
    My mom is doing quite well we wont rush her but better a slow and steady recovery.


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