Gir's Maulana, Big B's co-star in Gujarat ad, dead
The Economic Times
AHMEDABAD: Maulana, the iconic Asiatic lion of Gir and reigning male in a group of eight lions who featured in the advertisement `Khushboo Gujarat Ki', died on Wednesday.
At 16, Maulana was one of the oldest surviving lions in Gir. After seeing him in 2010, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog: "LION!! And no, not just one, many!" Bachchan then described the scene, "They are just coming in numbers... 3, 4, it's 7 of them, led by the male lion, two females and cubs! They calml ..
Announcing Maulana's death, chief conservator of forests A P Singh said, "The lion, which frequented the tourism zone, was named Maulana because of his looks. He was around 16 years old and under treatment for the last 10 days."