Renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara passes away

Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Hassan Sadpara, who had the distinction of climbing Everest without oxygen kit, passed away in Rawalpindi today (Monday).

Sadpara was suffering from blood cancer and was admitted in a Rawalpindi Hospital.

Hasan’s son Arif on November 8 had appealed to the government to provide medical and financial assistance for better treatment.

However his appeal yielded a late reaction. After 12 days government provided Sadpara son with an amount of Rs 2.5 million on Sunday Nov 20.

He was the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed six high mountains, including the world’s highest peak Everest , K2 , Gasherbrum I , Gasherbrum II, Nanga Parbat  and Broad Peak.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief and sorrow over sad demise of Sadpara and prayed to Almighty ALLAH to grant Sadpara with eternal peace.