Nirupama Pandey

Nirupama Pandey
Nirupama Pandey
Born Nirupama Pandey
Siwan, Bihar, India
Education Ness Wadia College
Occupation Mountaineer
Spouse(s) Sqn. Ldr. Prakash Jha
Children None
Ethnicity Bihari
Religious belief(s) Hindu

Sqn. Ldr. Nirupama Pandey is an Indian mountaineer. She is first person from Bihar to have scaled Mount Everest.[1] The officer has till now gone on several mountaineering expeditions, including Mt Stock Kangri (6121m) in Leh, Mt Kamet (7,757m), Mt Abhigamin (7357m) in Garhwal region and Mt Saser Kangri I (7672m) in Ladakh region. Nirupama, who belongs to Jamo Jalalpur village in Siwan, has taken Bihar into the league of 14 states from where people have climbed Mount Everest so far. Currently, she is posted at Rajokri Air Force Station in New Delhi under the Western Air Force command.


Early life

Nirupama Pandey originally hails from village Jamo Jalalpur in Siwan district. She was born to Shri Rajendra Pandey and Srimati Uma Pandey in a bihari family in Siwan a small district in the state Bihar. She did her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Pune and graduation and MBA from Ness Wadia College, Pune. She started her mountaineering career in 2007 by undergoing rigorous training at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering located at Uttarkashi. She joined Indian Air Force as flying officer in 2003.[2]


Nirupama Pandey is married to Squadron leader Prakash Jha, who hails from Benipatti in Madhubani, Bihar. Nirupama got married to Prakash in August 2009.[3]


In the month of August, 2011 Bihar CM Sri Nitish kumar felicitated Squadron leader Nirupama Pandey in Patna for unfurling tricolour at the Mount Everest.Squadron Leader Nirupama pandey was awarded with Ati Vishisth Khel Samman by the Govt of Bihar.

See also

  • List of Indian women athletes


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