Naturalist Zafar Futehally who had spent the last four decades of his life in Bangalore died at his home, Kihim in Konkan region of Maharashtra on August 11. Zafar was associated with several organizations working for conservation of nature, wildlife, documenting birds and animals. He was 93. He founded the Newsletter for Birdwatchers. He is survived by his wife Laeeq, his daughter and naturalist Zahida or Zai, who was earlier married to herpetologist Romulus Whitaker. His elder daughter, novelist Shama Futehally predeceased him.
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