Jadav Payeng - the forest man of Assam
Jadav Payeng, popularly known as Mulai, has been on a one-man mission to save Assam’s green cover. He has single-handedly grown a sprawling forest on a 550-hectare sandbar in the middle of the Brahmaputra. He was born in 1969.
For his outstanding work, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) honoured Payeng on the 'Earth Day'. Sudhir Kumar Sopory, JNU vice-chancellor, called Payeng the 'forest man of India' and a true 'nature scientist'.