Renowned Pakistani mountaineer passes away

Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara, the only Pakistani to have climbed six of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt Everest, passed away in Rawalpindi on Monday, the media reported.

Sadpara also scaled the K2 (8,611 meters), Gasherbrum I (8,080 meters), Gasherbrum II (8,034 meters), Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters) and Broad Peak (8,051 meters), the Dawn reported.

The Dawn said Sadpara was suffering from multiple diseases, including blood cancer.

He was brought to a private hospital in Rawalpindi from where he was moved to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Hassan’s son Arif urged the government to facilitate the transportation of his father’s body to their ancestral village in Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan for burial.

–IANS

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