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Maoist Center chair Dahal inquires about health of ailing mountaineer

Tamang is currently struggling against cancer.

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KATHMANDU: The political leadership has shown concern over the health condition of Shambhu Tamang who has set the world record as the youngest climber on the world’s highest peak, Sagarmatha.

Tamang is currently struggling against cancer. Tamang from Lisankhupakhar Rural Municipality-2, Sindhupalchowk climbed Mt Everest on May 5, 1973. He was 17 years six months and 15 days old when he summited the world’s tallest mountain. Tamang currently lives in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. His name is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest Everest summiteer.

CPN (Maoist Center) Chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ reached the Nepal Cancer Hospital, Harisiddhi in Lalitpur this morning to inquire about Tamang’s health condition. Tamang is receiving treatment for cancer for a long.

On the occasion, Chair Dahal was briefed about Tamang’s health and medical treatment by the doctors at the hospital, Dahal’s secretariat stated. Dahal had inquired about the ailing mountaineer’s health condition in the past and at present.

Highly praising Tamang for his contribution to the country, the Maoist Center chair and the former prime minister said he would take initiative to provide assistance to him on behalf of the government.