Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia Passed Away
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21 January 2022 Current Affairs:Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia, the founder of the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, a professional mountaineer, and a Padma Shri laureate, passed suddenly.
- Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia, a well-known professional mountaineer, passed away on 14 January 2022.
- Major Hari Pal Singh Ahluwalia received the Arjuna Award in 1965, the Padma Shri in 1965, the Padma Bhushan in 2002, and the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2009.
- His autobiography, “Higher Than Everest,” is one of over 13 books he has published.
- Major Ahluwalia was also the president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation and the Delhi Mountaineering Association in the past.
- He is the twenty-first man in the world to climb Mount Everest, and one of just six Indian men to do it.
- With H. C. S. Rawat and Phu Dorjee Sherpa, he completed the fourth and last serious attempt of the 1965 Indian Everest Expedition on May 29, 1965, 12 years to the day after the first climb of Mount Everest.
- This was the first occasion three climbers had reached the top at the same time. He was forced to use a wheelchair after sustaining a bullet wound to his spine during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
- He was the Director-General of the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
- He is the author of thirteen books and the creator of the award-winning Beyond Himalaya series, which has aired on Discovery and National Geographic channels around the world.