In November 2010, a female tiger named Mai gave birth to two male tiger cubs called as Jai and Veeru.
Their father Dhendu was the most powerful tiger of the Nagzira National Park at that time. This Nagzira National Park is situated in Maharashtra whose net area is 120 km² which was ruled by dhendu at that time.
Jai and Veeru were given this name due to their bonding as like bonding of Jai and Veeru characters in “Sholay” Movie. As their mother was a professional hunter and their father was a powerful ruler, both the brothers became sub-adults but the size of Jai was much more than his brother.
When Jai became 2.5 years old he left his mother and his brother to make his own territory and he wanted to mate with females. But this area was ruled by his father and his older brothers, so he left this territory. On his way he met a female named Alpha whom he wanted to mate but the female refused him and started fighting and Jai left her alone.
In August 2013, Jai started his journey to Umred’s Tadoba National Park which was at the distance of 130 km. This was an amazing incident which was not seen in any tiger to make a territory.
Tadoba National Park was under controlled of two powerful tigers so Jai always kept a distance from them but slowly-slowly time passes, Jai became adult and have a huge size which was not seen in India’s any tiger. He was now around 250 kg weighing. Due to his huge size and powerful roar, both the males left away the park and now Jai was the new king of Umred.
On December 2013, Jai was seen mating with a female named Chandi who gave birth to 4 cubs named as Jaichand, Bahu, Bali and Barkha. In mid of 2014, he was seen spending a lot of time with the most beautiful tigress of Umred named Fairy who gave birth to 2 cubs named Bittu and Shrinivas. Shrinivas character was absolutely matching to his father’s character. Jai totally mated with 4 males and 11 cubs were borned through him which increase the tiger population of Tadoba National Park.
Jai’s son Shrinivas travelled a distance of 300 km to make his own territory but came back to his resident place. In May 2017, Shrinivas died as he went to a village and he got shocked with a wire binding near the village.
On 19th April 2016, Jai went missing. A team of 100 volunteers and forest rangers started finding Jai but he was not found there. It was demanded in Lok Sabha that a CBI investigation should be done to find Jai but there was not a single clue to find out Jai. In the end of 2017, forest department of Telangana spotted a huge tiger which was not seen before in their forest. They told it to Maharastran forest department and the forest rangers of both the started to find that huge tiger but he was seen after then.
Can it be true that Jai journeyed 200 km distance and came to Telangana or he might be dead. There is not a single evidence or a clue to find that huge tiger but still the forest rangers are finding Jai. May God save him and gave him a better life wherever he is now. Due to his big size of 250 kg, he was called as Hulk Tiger of India.