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Major H. P. S. Ahluwalia is an Indian mountaineer. He climbed the Mount Everest on 29 May 1965 along with his friends Rawat and Phu Dorji. In the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, he was injured and confined to a wheelchair. He set up Indian Spinal Injury Society in 1993.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan award in 2002.

Major Ahluwalia is also the chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India and is a recipient of several awards like Padma Sri, Arjuna award, the National Award for the best work done in the field of Disability, the Order of the Khalsa (Nissan A Khalsa).

He has written several books like Higher than Everest, Beyond the Himalayas, Everest is within you.

He won the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award for lifetime achievement on August 29, 2009.[1]


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