He was at this time 81,slim with a strong mind, it was down to his tenacity and perseverance that he persuaded Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India in the 1970s,to have Dudhwa, become a Tiger reserve.
We had lunch a couple of times over the next few days, also showing me around Tiger Haven, one of the most beautiful places in the world, on the periphery of the Dudhwa National Park..He talked about how Tiger calls of Aoowm each evening, would be heard and visit on most evenings.
He spent 50 years of his life fighting beaurocracy and administrations in the area as a honorary wildlife warden and trying just as hard for Tiger across the country..
He asked me why the west, did not do more to conserve Tiger and forests, I could not give him an answer at this time..
Billy Passed away four years ago, Dudhwa and Tiger needs more fighters across the globe like him, people prepared to fight with all resources available at ground level.
He has and always be an inspiration to me...
Long live Tiger in WILD..
Phil Davis (England)