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Edmund Hillary
Padma Vibhushan-2008
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
• Born : 20th July, 1919 • Died : 11th January, 2008
• Birth Place : Taukau (South of Auckland)
  • Is a New Zealand mountainer and explorer and is famous for the first successful ascent of Mount Everest Summit on 29th May, 1953 with Sherpa Tenzind Norgay.
  • Is the only living New Zealander to appear on the currency note.
  • Climbed 10 other peaks of Himalayas on further visits from 1956 to 1965.
  • Reached 'South Pole' as part of the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, on January 4, 1958.
  • Was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on July 16, 1953 and was created a member of the Order of New Zealand (ONZ) in 1987.
  • Was also created a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on April 23, 1995.
  • Founded 'Himalayan Trust' to help the Sherpa people of Nepal.
  • Is the Honorary President of the 'American Himalayan Foundation'.
  • Was New Zealand's High Commissioner in India in 1980s.
  • Received Padma Vibhushan in 2008 (Posthumous).

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