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Niranjan Raptan the most famous guide in Sunderbans, Bengal, India
This is  Niranjan Raptan  He is variously called a former poacher turned guide to a  tiger-attack  survivor depending on which edition of the Lonely Planet  you read.  One story goes that he was part of a poaching party when a  tiger attacked him. According to another story, he was deep in the forest to collect honey when a tiger pounced on him. His uncle saved his life but lost his own. Now Raptan is the most famous guide in Sunderbans with the maximum number of tiger sightings to his name.