Kolkata: Mount Everest climber Rajib Bhattacharya was given a guard of honour on Saturday at his residence in Barahnagar.
Rajib Bhattacharya’s body was brought from Kathmandu earlier on Saturday. The Barrackpore Commissionerate gave him the guard of honour. TMC leader Aroop Biswas and Sports Minister Lakshmiratan Shukla from the state were present along with the the CP of Barrackpore Commisionerate.
Rajib, a 43-year-old seasoned Indian mountaineer died in the Himalayas after he fell ill while descending Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal, the world’s seventh-highest peak, according to an expedition agency.
Rajib Bhattacharya, who has earlier scaled Mount Everest in 2011, complained of difficulty in vision and collapsed while on his way down from the 8,167-metre high Dhaulagiri peak. He died on Thursday afternoon, May 19.