Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

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Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

Birthplace: Khumbu, Nepal or Kharta Valley, Tibet
Death: Died in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Immediate Family:

Son of Ghang La Mingma and Dokmo Kinzom
Husband of Dawa Phuti; Dakku and Ang Lahmu
Father of <private>; <private>; <private>; <private>; <private> and 2 others

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About Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

Padma Bhushan, Supradipta-Manyabara-Nepal-Tara Tenzing Norgay, GM (late May 1914 – 9 May 1986) born Namgyal Wangdi and often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. Among the most famous mountain climbers in history, he was one of the first two individuals known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, which he accomplished with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

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Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's Timeline

May 1914
Khumbu, Nepal or Kharta Valley, Tibet
May 9, 1986
Age 72
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India