Pandurang Vidhate sustained injuries after he was attacked by a leopard in Khodad village in Junnar taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra on Wednesday morning.
Vidhate lives in Malimala area of the village. Around 6 am, he was taking out cow from shed, when the leopard attacked him behind.
He has sustained injuries on nose and hand, and being treated at a hospital in Narayangaon town, about 9 km Khodad.
Khodad is famous for Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), the largest telescope at metre wavelengths in the world, which attracts radio astronomers from different countries.
Junnar taluka is noted for the presence of leopards. Leopard Rehabilitation Center in Manikdoh, around 25 km west to the Narayangaon is becoming major tourist attraction ever since its establishment.