Rom Whitaker

Rom Whitaker

Rom Whitaker was born in New York in 1943 and came to India in 1951 with mother Doris and step-father Rama, son of Kamaladevi and Harindranath Chattopadhyaya. He set up the Madras Snake Park in 1969, Crocodile Bank in 1976, the Andamans Centre of Island Ecology in 1989 and Agumbe Rainforest Station in 2005. His awards include Whitley Fund for Nature, Rolex, Peter Scott, Salim Ali and a Padma Shri.

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