Tonight , I shall be sharing a reminiscence with all my fellow forum members of African Hunting Forums about perhaps the closest brush with death , which I ever had during my 10 year career as a professional shikaree in Nagpur, India from 1961 to 1970 . It is an incident which certainly was a hair raising 1 . However , the fore gone conclusion is that this story has a happy ending for me ... because I clearly survived the incident to continue writing about all of my adventures to this day . However , I did learn quite a few valuable lessons that day . Lessons , which shall be elaborated on , at the climax of this article . Let us go back to 1970 now , Dear Readers . Below , is a photograph kindly lent to me by my good friend , fellow forum member and former fellow professional shikaree , Sergeant Kawshik Rahman of a royal Bengal tiger killed by 1 of his clients with a 9.3x62 mm Mauser calibre bolt rifle . The photograph of the actual brute who nearly put an end to me shall be provided at the climax of this 3 part article .