Pulak Majumdar, a distinguished mountaineer from West Bengal, passed away in Kolkata today. He was 67, and had been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer for the last one and half years.
He was active and acclaimed climber during the period 1970 to 1990. His initial training was under the guidance of the late legendary Mr. Sujal Mukherjee. He then did his Basic from HMI (1974) and advance from NIM (1976).
Pulak Majumdar (Photo Courtesy: Pradip Rakshit)
He participated in many Himalayan expeditions which include Tharkot, Kamet, Manirang, Nun, Meru, Bhagirathi, Gangotri I and Chandra.
In 1982 and 1984 he was a member of the Pre Everest expeditions.
Another notable expedition was his JIM to NIM and Kalindi Khal trek.
He was among the first Bengalis to have climbed higher that 7000m on Mt. Kamet and Mt. Chandra.
He served as an instructor in several Rock Climbing Courses, Survival training, Nature study and special orientation courses (organised By CMA).
He leaves behind a grieving wife, two sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson and many more admirers and friends.
Source of information: Suman Biswas, Shayamal Sarkar, Pradip Rakshit and Rupak Bhattachrya