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 had climbed Mt Everest on May 5, 1973. He was 17 years six months and 15 days old when he summated the world’s tallest mountain. Tamang currently lives in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. His name is recorded in the Guuiness Book of World Records as the youngest Everest summiteers.
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 since 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 former prime minister said he would take initiative to provide assistance to him on behalf the government.