al od LY Jadav Molai Payeng, at the age of 16, started planting trees on a sandbar of the Bramhaputra River and created a
1360 acre forest reserve all by himself.
He spent 36 years of his life on this without seeking the limelight, a prize or salary. His forest is now the habitat of
90-100 elephants (reported in 2008),
3-5 Royal Bengal Tigers, one horned
Rhino and other species. Forget the globe, even his own countrymen don't know him.