foundation after taking a trip across India

travel As a teenager, mark Shand was born June 28, he was expelled from school for smoking marijuana and sent packing by his father to Australia. India on the way and was supposed to stay for two days, he said in the Evening Standard interview. Among his other books was River Dog, an account of his precarious voyage down the Brahmaputra River. The trip that was supposed to make him a more proper citizen was interrupted. His stay in the country he grew to love was considerably longer.

Shand started his foundation after taking a trip across India atop a rescued elephant named Tara a tale he ld in his 1991 book, Travels on My Elephant. Asian elephants, which are a bit smaller than their African cousins, are revered as cultural and religious symbols in India. The police said Shand had gone outside the bar to smoke a cigarette and hereupon fell when he tried to reenter through a revolving door. Fact, their traditional feeding grounds have drastically shrunk and farmers have killed elephants who stormed their land to raid crops.

Mark Shand brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was a modern eccentric version, slightly bumbling British adventurer. In the end he found meaning through his conservation work. He came by it honestly. In his social life he was romantically linked to several women, including Bianca Jagger and model Marie Helvin.

Now please pay attention. He was not, by his own account, people most practical, and he sometimes faltered financially.

Shand, 62, died Wednesday in New York, where he had attended a charity auction that aided the foundation he created, Elephant Family. As indicated by the Associated Press, he suffered a head injury from a fall outside a hotel bar in the forenoon hours, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he died. His marriage to actress Clio Goldsmith ended in divorce.