A Police Naik named Rafiq Shaikh on Thursday scaled Mount Everest in his third attempt.
Shaikh, who had begun the expedition on April 4 from Aurangabad, scaled Mount Everest on Thursday, sources from police department said.
Constable Rafiq Shaikh scales Mount Everest, hoists Maharashtra Police flag at the mountain pic.twitter.com/9AYvfzozE6— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 19, 2016
Born in a small village in the district, Shaikh had failed to climb the worlds tallest mountain peak twice due to natural calamities and predicaments thereafter.
Such a proud moment!Our Aurangabad Police Constable becomes the 1st policeman from Maharashtra to scale Mt Everest! pic.twitter.com/e5CXbVLPTc— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) May 19, 2016
According to sources, he scaled the peak from the Sherpa south pole, situated at a height of 26,240 feet. Aurangabad Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar congratulated Shaikh on his achievement.
(Feature image source: Twitter | @Dev_Fadnavis)