Rajah returned home on a holiday from his undergraduate study in London.
He had no intent of living in the garden.
His father astutely encouraged him to enjoy his holiday by hunting in the estate forest and riding in the plantation. But, Man proposes God disposes. A fall from his horse on 21st August 1970 proved to be momentous. It was a moment of pure spiritual connection with the forest around it.
A hitherto unknown love for the trees blossomed, and the germ of Makaibari as we know it today was planted.
It was a calling for him to remain and evolve splendours of diversity of flora and fauna of the region by becoming a fourth generation planter in his ancestral estate.
THROUGH THE LENS
AWARDS AND REWARDS
RASHTRIYA RATTAN 2002
Rajah Banerjee received the award for outstanding individual achievements and distinguished service to the nation.
GIFT FOR THE PLANET 2013
Rajah was awarded by the Thai Embassy for his holistic philosophy as a gift for the Planet.
BUSINESS ECONOMICS 2009
Business Economics magazine featured Rajah’s work at Makaibari as a way out from the Great Eco Bomb.