Currently, a piece of very shocking news is hitting the internet that K Ramkumar who well-known for his work as a wildlife biologist from Sirkazhi. He doing his job very well and collect lots of love from the people as well as nature. He was instrumental in protecting elephant corridors in the Western Ghats and he doing this job for the past decade. Sadly, on Tuesday, he died due to COVID-19 at a private hospital in Kumbakonam. He was just 43 years old and survived by his wife and two children. The proper post of K Ramkumar was Manager and Project Lead in Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).

Elephant Corridor Researcher Ramkumar Passes Away

He had been working with the organization for about 13 years. Let us also tell you that Ramkumar was a doctorate in Human elephant conflict who spent over a decade in the research and conservation of elephants in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. After the research, he had also shared several articles. Apart from this, he also co-authored a book on elephant corridors titled “Right of Passage”. Now, the famous and talented personality is no more alive with us and took his last breath on Tuesday in a private hospital in Kumbakonam.

In the tribute to the wildlife biologist, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) said “Ramkumar was also central in securing the Wayanad elephant corridor over seven years and was also working to secure another in BRT- Sathyamangalam landscape. His work will remain eternal and will not be forgotten”. As everyone knows that he was very dedicated to his work and also doing his work with full spirit. Many people across the country know him because of his outstanding work and as a co-author of the book that created after his research. The book is referred to scholars and students by researchers.

If we talk about his house then he living in Thittai village near Sirkazhi in Mayiladuthurai district. He completed his studies postgraduate and his doctorate in AVC College in Mannampandal near Mayiladuthurai. Many reputed and close friends of K Ramkumar paid very soulful tribute to the personality because he deserves it. He did much work for wildlife species and especially for elephants. N Baskaran who is also a wildlife biologist at the college said “Our faculty used to refer to Ramkumar as a sincere and meritorious student. He used to guide our PG students and mentor our research scholars for the past several years”. Our deepest condolences to his family and may God give much strength to his family to bear the heavy loss.


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