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Durga Charan Kala is no more

DC Kala & ShekharOn May 14, esteemed author and historian Durga Charan Kala passed away at his home in Ranikhet at the age of 84. His recently released biographical study of “Pahari Wilson”, the British forester and adventurer who made Uttarkashi his home in the 1800s, won the Himalayan Club Kekoo Naoroji Memorial Book Award for Himalayan literature this past March at a ceremony in Mumbai.

(Photo taken by Chandan Dangi in August 2006)