Veteran trekker dies while trekking
Sports Fraternity Condoles Demise
Srinagar, June 5: The well known veteran trekker of Valley, Prof. Abdul Hameed passed away on Monday while leading Tyndale Biscoe school’s trekking expedition to Mount Mahadev, here.
He was supervising and encouraging the annual Mahadev trekking program of Biscoe School. Prof Hameed was a retired professor and had worked in different Colleges and Schools.
“He was a great trekker and climber of his time and loved mountain sports from his core. He took thousands of boys and girls to trekking and inculcated a spirit of adventure among them” spokesman of Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir in a statement said.
He said Prof Hameed was a great explorer who finally surrendered his soul in the mountain. Being age old climber it is presumed that he might have died due heart arrest or altitude sickness, he added.
Adventure Call Tours, Kashmir Rafting Operators Association, J&K Ski & Mountaineering Association, J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club, Srinagar District Winter Games Association and Highland Journeys have also condoled the demise of Prof. Hameed.
A famous adventurer, Muhammad Yusuf said that it is indeed sad news for all the adventure lovers. He termed late Hameed a great inspiration of adventure for local youth.
He further said that the deceased was a great adventurer right from his young age and he was always encouraging the youth to adventure and other sporting event.
J&K Sports Development Association (JKSDA) and Physical department Islamia College have also condoled the demise of Prof Hameed.
“He was great teacher, trekker and guide and he knew everything about trekking mountains, “ JKSDA organising Secretary Reyaz Wani said.
The Physical Director Islamia College, Altaf-ur-Rehman in his condolence message said, “It is shocking to hear that Prof. Abdul Hameed is no more. He was a trekker and noble soul who had dedicated his life towards promotion of adventure sports.”
Lastupdate on : Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 5 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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