Homi Khusrokhan to head Bombay Natural History Society

Former corporate executive Homi Khusrokhan, who is also a keen environmentalist, will be the new president of the prestigious Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), a BNHS official said here Monday.

He replaces former top bureaucrat B.G. Deshmukh, who passed away last year (2011).

A former managing director with a Tata Group company and Glaxo laboratories, Khusrokhan has been the BNHS vice-president since May 2009, according to BNHS director Asad Rahmani.

‘The decision to appoint Khusrokhan was taken in the BNHS Governing Council meeting held here last Saturday,’ Rahmani said.

A firm proponent of bridging the gap between environment and development, Khusrokhan feels that development should be based on the principles of social equity and environmental sustainability.

Towards this end, he played the lead role in re-locating a Tata Chemicals plant in Tanzania after the BNHS raised concerns about the survival of flamingos in the proposed areas there.

Besides, Khusrokhan has been associated with the research and conservation projects undertaken by BNHS in various sectors, including the Vulture Conservation Breeding Programme, a matter of environmental concern in the country.

‘We are happy to have Khusrokhan as the BNHS president and he would be the right person for steering ahead BNHS in the constantly changing and challenging conservation scenario,’ Rahmani said.

via SIFY

  • Baria_law

    i come from tanzania was born there.  now the ismailis have the aga khan who lobbies aggressively……if you want our community investment and assistance…..return their confiscated properties etc……unfortunately our organizations are not built that way again for historic reasons in that we agreed not to meddle in politics on condition of refuge in india….
    the same reasons i believe that the officialdom is so rabidly anti conversion/acceptance of intermarried spouses and children……..historically we agreed to stick together.  this only reinforced ancient traditions of keeping religion in the family and not converting un arya.   but note there have been different rules for the rich….like the french sunabai tata converted to the faith by a priest…….lets do that for everyone shall we?

  • Byram.

    So now  the pipe dream of  some in BPP  for having an Aviary may get to see the light of the day. 

  • Byram.

    So now  the pipe dream of  some in BPP  for having an Aviary may get to see the light of the day. 

  • WAPIZ ADMIRER.

    As they say that in politics seven days is a long period. Many ‘ sensational surprises’ are in store. for snoopy journalists..

  • WAPIZ ADMIRER.

    As they say that in politics seven days is a long period. Many ‘ sensational surprises’ are in store. for snoopy journalists..

  • Viraf

    5 stars to Byram and WAPIZ Admirer for their predictions that too five months back.

  • Viraf

    5 stars to Byram and WAPIZ Admirer for their predictions that too five months back.