Various eminent personalities assembled on Thursday to celebrate the birth centenary of noted ornithologist Ajay Home organized jointly by Bongiyo Bijnan Parishad and Ajoy Home Centenary Committee at Satyendra Nath Bose Sabagriha here.
Ajay Home had traveled extensively into every nook and corner of Bengal and adjacent regions and scientifically studied habits and behaviours of birds before writing his unique books ´Banglar Pakhi´ (Birds of Bengal) and ´Chena Achena Pakhi´ ( Known and Unknown birds) which helped to know about birds in and around West Bengal.
Born in 1913, he was the author of seminal texts on birds of West Bengal and adjacent regions.
These were the results of his 40 years of experience in scientifically studying birds over the course of his extensive travels.
The most widely accepted books were ´Banglar Pakhi" and ´Chena Achena Pakhi´, the latter being awarded a posthumous Rabindra Puroshkar by the West Bengal government in 1996.