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Further, Salim Ali School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences has been established by Pondicherry University. The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa and Thattakad Bird Sanctuary near Vembanad, Kerala have been set up in his honor. The place where BNHS was located in Bombay was renamed as "Dr Salim Ali Chowk". Timeline 1896: Born on November 12 in Mumbai 1913: Completed matriculation from Bombay University 1914: Admitted to St. Xavier's College and went to Burma 1917: Returned to India 1918: Married distant cousin, Tehmina in December 1926: Employed as guide lecturer in Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay 1928: Left the job and went to Germany 1930: Came back to India 1939: Wife Tehmina died 1941: Wrote first book "The Book of Indian Birds" 1953: Awarded with Joy Gobinda Law Gold Medal by Asiatic Society of Bengal 1958: Received doctorate degree from Aligarh Muslim University 1958: Honored with Padma Bhushan Award 1970: Bestowed with Sunder Lal Hora Memorial Medal from INSA 1973: Received honorary doctorate from Delhi University 1976: Conferred upon with Padma Vibhushan Award 1978: Received honorary doctorate from Andhra University 1985: Penned autobiography "The Fall of a Sparrow" 1987: Died on July 27 in Mumbai from prostate cancer, aged 90 1990: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History.