Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today extended his condolence on the untimely demise of Kalpana Das. She died while descending from Mt. Everest yesterday.
Patnaik, took to Twitter to express his grief regarding the incident and extended his condolences to the bereaved family. Describing the late mountaineer as a legend, Patnaik said that her legacy “will inspire generations of young women in the state.”
Saddened to learn about the demise of Kalpana Dash while descending from Mt. Everest. Her legacy in mountaineering will inspire generations of young women in the state. My condolences to the bereaved family.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 24, 2019
Odisha mountaineer Kalpana Das (49) died above the balcony area on Mount Everest on Thursday afternoon while descending from the summit point.