|Born||10 June 2000 (age 18)|
Tadvai village, Sirkonda Mandal, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
|Education||Telangana Social Welfare Residential School|
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
|Known for||Youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest|
|Major ascents||Mount Everest in 2014|
Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016
Mount Elbrus in 2017
Malavath Purna (also called Malavath Poorna, Purna Malavath, or Poorna Malavath; born 10 June 2000) is an Indian mountaineer from Nizamabad district, Telangana. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scaled the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months, became the youngest girl in the world to have reached the summit of Everest. The youngest boy to summit Mt. Everest is Jordan Romero, who reached the summit at age 13 years and 10 months. She was accompanied by Sandhanapalli Anand Kumar from Khammam. She scaled Mt. Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia and in Europe on 27th July, 2017 at around 10:00 hrs.(IST) . After reaching the summit of Elbrus, she unfurled a 50ft long Indian Tricolor singing the Indian National Anthem.
Early life and background
Poorna was born at Pakala village, Nizamabad district of Telangana state of India. She joined Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent was spotted by the secretary of the Society Dr.RS Praveen Kumar. She was shortlisted for Operation Everest along with Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar. In preparation for climbing Mount Everest she trekked to mountains of Ladakh and Darjeeling.A movie based on her life story was released in 2017 named Poorna: Courage Has No Limit directed by Rahul Bose.
- "13-year-old Malavath Purna becomes youngest woman to scale Everest". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- "Poorna Malavath on top of Mt. Elbrus". dreamwanderlust.com. 28 July 2017.
- "CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announces reward for Poorna Malavath and Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar". Deccan Chronicle. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- "Biopic on Malavath Poorna set to hit the silver screen". Telangana Today. 2017-01-11. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
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