Answer :

EARLY LIFE:


• Dr. Saleem Ali was born into a Muslim family in Bombay on 12 November 1896. He was the ninth and youngest child of Moizuddin.


• Salim went to primary school at Zenana Bible and Medical Mission Girls High School at Girgaum along with two of his sisters and later to St. Xavier's College, Bombay.


CONTRIBUTIONS:


• Dr. Saleem Ali was one of the very first scientists to carry out systematic bird surveys in India and abroad.


• He published a research paper discussing the nature and activities of the weaver bird in 1930 while he was at his wife's house in Kihim, a coastal village in Bombay.


• Saleem also wrote other books like, “Common Birds” (1967) and his interesting autobiography “The Fall of Sparrow” in 1985.


• He was the scientist who worked hard to gain the government support for the establishment of Bharatpur bird sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary).


• Because of his contributions in the field of Science and towards birds, he is also referred to as the "birdman of India".


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