Nepal felicitates 1st Indian who scaled Everest 6 times

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Kathmandu, June 9 : The first Indian man who scaled Mount Everest for a record six times was felicitated in Nepal.

Adventure Sports Tourism Society felicitated Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu of Uttarakhand during a programme at Lalitpur district on Thursday.

The mountaineer, a Padma Shri awardee, achieved the feat on May 27, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Dharmashaktu, who works with Indian Border Security Force, received a felicitation letter from the Tourism Department’s officiating Director General Durga Datta Baral and the Society’s trustee Bikram Pandey.

The Society also made Dharmashaktu a Tourism Ambassador of Nepal to north India.

He had first scaled Mount Everest (known as Sagarmatha in Nepal) in 1998 and had received India’s prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2003.