By Nisar Ali |Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: World renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara died in Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Monday at Rawalpindi. Hassan Sadpara, 54, who is among the three Pakistanis to have summit Mount Everest, had been blood cancer for the past two months and was admitted to a private hospital in Rawalpindi and he was shifted to CMH Rawalpindi where he has died.
He left behind 3 sons and 1 daughter and his funeral prayer would be held at Skardu. A financial assistence cheque Rs. 2. 5 million had been given to Sadpara on behalf of the punjab government as directed by Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
He is the first Pakistani to have climbed six 8,000 meter peaks, including the mount Everest (8,848m) and K-2 (8,611m).
He was also awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtaiz for his feats. Sadpara whose real name is Hassan Asad, hails from the small village of Sadpara, around seven kilometres from Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan. He has three sons and 9 daughter. Sadpara serves as a trainer in the G-B police – a job he was offered by government in recognition of his achievement of scaling Mount Everest in 2011.
May Almighty Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss (Ameen)!
Published in Passu Times English Dated 21 November, 2016