Lucknow, Apr 8: A 55-year-old man bravely fought against a leopard, which had entered inside his house in Katarniaghat in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, in a bid to save his 5-year-old grandson. Reports say that his name is likely to be recommended for Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award.

Without fearing for his life, the elderly man, identified as Kunjilal, fought with the leopard single-handedly with a stick for about 25 minutes. Speaking to news agency ANI, Forest Officer of the region said that the man will be considered for Rani Laxmi Bai Award for his bravery.

Reportedly, Kunjilal, along with his grandson Kamal, was sleeping in the field when a leopard strayed and attacked the minor. Waking up to his grandson’s cry for help, the elderly man gathered all his courage and jumped in front of the leopard.

After a brief fight for 25 minutes against the leopard, Kunjilal successfully rescued the boy.

In the face-off against the leopard, both Kunjilal and his grandson have suffered injuries in head and hands.