ISLAMABAD – Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Hassan Sadpara passed away in Rawalpindi here on Monday (today).
Sadpara was brought to a private hospital in Rawalpindi last week after he was diagnosed with blood cancer however he lost the battle against cancer today.
عظیم کوہ پیما حسن سدپارہ انتقال کرگۓ
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) November 21, 2016
Sadpara’s son Arif appealed the government to help the ailing mountaineer and recently Punjab government handed over a cheque worth Rs. 2.5 million to the family in this regard.
Hassan Ali Sadpara hailed from a small village of Sadpara, some seven kilometres from Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.
He was the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed six high mountains, including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II(8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m).