Gordon Sullivan Forbes

Birth: 1820

Death:1893

Gordon Sullivan Forbes (1820-1893) I.C.S. He was born on March 29, 1820, the son of Gordon Forbes, B.C.S. He was educated at Cheam and Haileybury between 1836-8. After this he went to Madras, 1838 and was Collector of Ganjam between 1858-67. Forbes did good work in the famine relief operations, 1866-7.

Forbes next became a member of the Board of Revenue, Madras, and Additional Member of the Governor-General's Legislative Council. He retired in 1874 and died on April 26, 1893. He wrote Wild Life in Canara, a work on Natural History and Sport and also helped to found a charity in Madras for the relief of destitute Europeans in India.

References:

Dictionary of Indian Biography pg. 149

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