Dayanidhi Choudhury

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Dayanidhi Choudhury
Born1 January 1916
Odisha, India
Died22 September 2000
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Resting placeSwargadwar, Puri
Other namesD.N. Choudhury
OccupationWildlife conservationist
Known forFirst Odia chief conservator of forest and First Odia IFS.
Spouse(s)Suryamani Choudhury
Children2 Sons and 2 Daughters
Parent(s)Father: Raghunath Choudhury

Dayanidhi Choudhury, also known as D.N. Choudhury(Odia: ଦୟାନିଧି ଚୌଧୁରୀ)(1 January 1916 – 22 September 2000) was the first Odia IFS (Indian Forest Service) and he is the former Chief Conservator of Forest, Govt. of Odisha and during his period lot of developments happened with respect to forest and wildlife conservation, that includes Nandankanan Zoological Park at Bhubaneswar, Similipal Elephant/Tiger reserve in 1956, which is now a prominent National Park in India.

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