Malavath Purna

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Malavath Poorna
Personal information
Nationality India
Born 10 June 2000 (2000-06-10) (age 17)
Pakala village, Sirkonda Mandal, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
Education
  • 9th class completed, Telangana Social Welfare Residential School
  • Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling
Climbing career
Major ascents Mount Renock, Mount Everest

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.[1] She was accompanied by Sandhana Palli Anand Kumar from Khammam.

Early life and background[edit]

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 R S Praveen Kumar. She was shortlisted for Operation Everest along with Sadhanapalii Anand Kumar. In preparation for climbing Mount Everest she trekked to mountains of Ladakh and Darjeeling.[2]A movie based on her life story was released in 2017 named Poorna: Courage Has No Limit directed by Rahul Bose.[3]

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