Odisha govt. to bring back body of Kalpana Dash

May 24, 2019 10:31 pm | Updated 10:31 pm IST - Bhubaneswar

Kalpana Dash, the only Indian lady and pride of Orissa, who has been selected by the Asian Trekking (P) Ltd., for undertaking the Mount Everest expedition 2004, from March 22 to 25th 2004. She received a cheque of Rs.1 lakh from T.C. Hota, vice president, Corporation IMFA Charitable Trust, in the form of financial assistance for the purpose.
Photo: Aneel Mishra

Kalpana Dash, the only Indian lady and pride of Orissa, who has been selected by the Asian Trekking (P) Ltd., for undertaking the Mount Everest expedition 2004, from March 22 to 25th 2004. She received a cheque of Rs.1 lakh from T.C. Hota, vice president, Corporation IMFA Charitable Trust, in the form of financial assistance for the purpose. Photo: Aneel Mishra

The Odisha government is working to bring home the body of Kalpana Dash, the first woman from the State to summit the peak. She had first scaled the mountain in 2008. Ms. Dash had complained of breathlessness during the descent this year.

“Kalpana Dash had repeatedly brought accolades to the State. We are committed to bring her mortal remains back to her State. It is reported to be at the Balcony, at an altitude of approximately 8,600 metres,” said Vishal K. Dev, Sports Secretary.

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