Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya

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Shailendra Upadhyay
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Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay
Born (1929-09-13)September 13, 1929
Karnol, Saheb Ganj, India
Died May 9, 2011(2011-05-09) (aged 81)
Khumbu, Khumjung, Nepal
Cause of death Exposure, AMS
Occupation Mountaineer, politician
Organization United Nations
Known for oldest person to climb Mount Everest

Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay (Nepali: शैलेन्द्र कुमार उपाध्याय) (September 13, 1929 – May 9, 2011) was a Nepalese politician. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nepal from 1986 to 1990. He was Nepal's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1972 to 1978.[1][2]

Born in exile in Karnol, Saheb Ganj, India, due to the Kshatriya seizure of the Nepalese government in 1846.

Shailendra, also, held positions for Nepal, as Defense Minister, Interior Minister, and the King's Royal Adviser.

Eighty-two-year-old Upadhyay died on May 9, 2011, in an attempt to become the oldest person to climb Mount Everest.[3][4]

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  1. ^ 82 years young Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay[dead link]
  2. ^ "Former Nepal minister dies during Everest record bid". BBC News. 2011-05-10. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  3. ^ Ex-minister Upadhyay dies during Everest expedition
  4. ^ Jason Burke; Anil Giri (2011-05-10). "Ex-Nepal foreign minister dies in Mount Everest climb". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 

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