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Odisha Pays Tribute To Mountaineer Kalpana Dash By Displaying Her Kit At State Museum


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28 May 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has paid tribute to mountaineer Kalpana Dash by displaying the kit she had used during her first expedition to Mt. Everest in 2008.

Superintendent of State Museum, Jayanti Rath, said that Kalpana had donated the outfit and other equipments during the foundation day celebration of the museum in 2017.

Kalpana, who was member of a 'Three Women Expedition' died while descending from Mt Everest after scaling it the second time on May 23. She succumbed at a location called Balcony, close to the peak of Everest at a height of 8600 metres.

Meanwhile, Government of Odisha is working closely with the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to bring back her body which will be reportedly descended to Base camp II by today afternoon.

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Jayanti Rath, Superintendent, Odisha State Museum