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Everest conqueror Kalpana Das seriously ill

india Updated: Jun 24, 2008 21:10 IST
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Kalpana Das, one of few Indian women to scale the heights of Mount Everest, last month, is gradually losing her mental balance and may also get paralysed, doctors attending on her have said.

"Kalpana is gradually losing her mental balance. She has infarction in brain and chest infection. She needs proper treatment soon. We are planning to refer her to All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi," doctors from Orissa told PTI on Tuesday.

Kalpana (38) had cancelled her South Africa's Tanzania tour on June 17 due to ill health, which she had been dreaming to share experiences with Bachendri Pal, the first Indian lady to scale the Everest.

After failing twice in her ambition to climb the Mount Everest, the 38-year-old lady from Dhenkanal in Orissa, who is also a lawyer, made it to the top of the world fighting against all odds, on May 21.

Scaling mountain peaks--predominantly a male domain--is considered as one of the toughest task and conquering 'The Everest', the highest peak of the world has always been a great challenge to the indomitable spirit of human endeavour.