Noted wildlife conservationist and photographer Aditya 'Dicky' Singh passed away at his home on the outskirts of Ranthambore tiger reserve in Rajasthan on 6 September 2023. He was 57 years old .
Aditya Singh was a former IAS officer who resigned from the service and settled in Ranthambore to pursue his passion for wildlife conservation and photography .
Aditya Singh worked on wildlife documentaries and conservation initiatives . He also co- authored a book with Andy Rouse "Noor: Queen of Ranthambore", covering different aspects of tigress Noor's life through a collection of photographs and stories.
At present there are five tiger reserves in Rajasthan .
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given in-principle approval to declare Kumbhalgarh as a tiger reserve in Rajasthan. When it is officially notified it will be the 6th tiger reserve of Rajasthan .