Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Wednesday, April 6, 1938.
INDIAN SCOUT WALKING AROUND WORLD
MAULED BY TIGER IN ABYSSINIA
Fifty thousand miles in a dozen countries is the present achievement of a 22 year old South Indian, K.M.Raj Kumar, who having set out from the Madras Presidency nearly six years ago to walk around the world, is still at it. He arrived in Hong Kong recently from North China and called at the Daily Press office yesterday.
Raj Kumar is a scout and undertook the adventure in order to learn as much as possible, by direct contact, of the various human races. Like most other globe walkers, his ambition is to write a book on his travels after he has visited every country in the world.
From India Raj Kumar visited Persia, Asia Minor, Egypt, British East Africa, Abyssinia. Returning to Egypt from Abyssinia he endeavoured to go to Europe via Spain, but the civil war prevented this. He therefore returned to India and proceeded East in the direction of Burma, Siam and Malaya, from where he went on to North China by steamer.
Owing to the Sino Japanese hostilities he was unable to tour the interior but made his way to Hong Kong by sea. From here he hopes to go to the Philippines, New Guinea and Australia and finally visit the American continent and Europe.
Raj Kumar has had many experiences during his travels. In Abyssinia he was mauled by a tiger and almost lost his life. In Burma he was robbed of all his worldly belongings by bandits.