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NAWABZADA SAAD BIN JUNG


Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung of royal descent, is a sportsperson, wildlife enthusiast, eco-tourism advocate, columnist, novelist, angler and photographer with over 25 years of experience in promoting and managing eco-tourism and jungle lodges and camps. Yet his loudest voice is and has always been his fight for striving to conserve Karnataka’s forest lands and indigenous tribes. As an extension of their activities in India and in keeping with their undying passion for the wilderness, Saad started ‘Africa under Canvas’, in order to offer the perfect wilderness experience set within the national parks of Africa.


He was selected for an Indian Board President's XI against the West Indians later in the season, and also against the Pakistan touring team early the next season. He also achieved little in two Duleep Trophy matches for South Zone in 1979-80. His only innings of note in 1979-80 was 136 not out in seven hours, batting at number five for Hyderabad against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy, the only century in a drawn match. He has written three books, all with conservation themes: Wild Tales from the Wild, about the people and wildlife of the Mangala valley in Karnataka; Subhan and I: My Adventure with the Angling Legend of India, about angling for mahseer in the Cauvery River; and a novel, Matabele Dawn, a thriller set in Africa and India.