J. Dhobi

From the list of elephant persons Family: Dhobi

J. Dhobi
Profession camp mahout
Personal details
Ethnic group Kuruba
Born ? in India
Country India

Title mahout -
Location at Dubare elephant camp (Aanekaadu) in India

Biography details

J. K. Dhobi , Kuruba camp mahout in India

Born ? in India .

J.K. Dobi, the head of the mahouts, belongs to the Jainu Kuruba tribe and learnt the art of being a Mahout from his father, who learned it from his father before him.

“We will continue this profession by handing over the baton to the next generation for as long as mankind survives,” said J K Dhobi, the Mahout of elephant Cauvery.

While Dhobi’s son J. D. Shari is the Mahout of elephant Gopi, his 12-year-old grandson Sanjan is now learning the art of tending elephants.


Total: 1 children

  1. J. Shari. Born: ?.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). mahout J. K. Dhobi in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=733. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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