In a heartwarming ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu bestowed a prestigious honour upon Bomman and Bellie, affectionately known as ‘The Elephant Whisperers,’ for their remarkable dedication to caring for orphaned baby elephants. The couple, who captivated the world through the Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers,’ directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, have made history as the first Indian production to win the coveted Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
The documentary artfully showcases the extraordinary bond shared by Bomman and Bellie with orphaned baby elephants, focusing on the journey of recovery and survival of Raghu and Ammu under their tender care. Belonging to the Kattunayakan tribe, Bomman and Bellie’s selfless service has won the admiration of many, earning them the praise and recognition they truly deserve.
Their touching story of compassion and commitment has left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide, and their felicitation by President Droupadi Murmu adds another significant chapter to their inspiring journey. The nation applauds these extraordinary souls as they continue to safeguard the well-being of these majestic creatures and leave an everlasting impact on the world.