The famous climber, the Ist youngest Mt. Everest Summiter, the founder member and also the advisor of Nepal mountaineering Association (NMA) Mr. Shambhu Tamang was cremated at Swayambhu on Monday with the state honors.
Late. Tamang was diagnosed with cancer and admitted to Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center at Harisiddhi Lalitpur. He breathed his last on Thursday.
He was survived with wife, a son and a daughter.
His funeral procession was started from his home at Chakrapath. A band of Nepal Police accompanied the procession with mournful music. Monks, nuns, mountaineers, tourism entrepreneurs, relatives and hundreds of people took part at his funeral procession.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) honorable Jeevan Ram Shrestha draped the National Flag and the president of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa draped the flag of NMA on the body of late. Tamang.
Former Minister Hishila Yami and other dignitaries were also present at the funeral site to pay last tribute to the late Tamang. The band of Nepal police offered a guard of honor and a gun salute to the Tamang.
Late Tamang had stood atop the summit of the world’s highest mountain in 1973 at the age of 17 years, 6 months and 15 days to be the world’s youngest person.
He was one of the major people to propose the establishment of NMA. Tamang was awarded with many national and international awards for his work. He was still contributing as an advisor of NMA.
Recently the council of ministers, in request of NMA, had decided to provide 1 million and a state honor to Late Tamang as an honor.
NMA extended this gratitude to the government of Nepal for the decision of paying state honors to late Tamang.
‘‘On behalf of NMA, I would like to thank the government of Nepal for the decision of providing 1 million and a state honor to late Tamang’’, President of NMA Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa said, ‘‘This is what we mountaineers aspire for from the government. I hope, the government will repeat such good decision in days to come.’’