People in her native place in Dhenkanal and all around the nation grieved for the courageous girl, who had the excellence of turning into the primary Odia girl to scale Mt Everest. Actress Archita Sahu, who had interacted along with her in a tv programme, remembered her and mentioned, “Her spirit surprised and inspired me at the same time. She will be missed by all,” the actress mentioned.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik additionally expressed his condolences to the bereaved household. “Saddened to learn about the demise of Kalpana Dash while descending from Mt. Everest. Her legacy in mountaineering will inspire generations of young women in the state. My condolences to the bereaved family,” he wrote on Twitter.
Das, together with Kanchhi Maya Tamang from Nepal and Liyamu Ma from China, made it to the summit of Mt Everest on Thursday however fell it through the descent. As her death occurred at an altitude above 8,660 metres, the state authorities has requested the overseas affairs ministry to assist carry her physique from the mountain high to her native place. Even central minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressing his condolences and mentioned he has been in contact with the Indian Embassy in Nepal to expedite the restoration and return of her physique.
Industrialist and politician Baijayant Jay Panda additionally expressed his unhappiness on listening to the information. Acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik additionally mourned her death by his sand artwork at Puri seashore. Thousands of individuals additionally took to social media to precise their condolences.
Das had already climbed completely different peaks in India, Nepal, Europe, South America and Australia. She had earlier scaled Mt Everest from the Nepal aspect in 2008.