The Great Himalayan Climb: Story Of The 1965 Indian Expedition’s Record-Breaking Triumph Of Everest
Fifty years ago, in 1965 nine brave hearts, supported by ten gallant colleagues, unfurled the Indian Tricolour four times on top of the world, inspiring a whole new generation and opening floodgates of adventure and mountaineering in India.
In the wake of national euphoria acting Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda, along with Defence Minister Y.B. Chavan, headed the historic reception at Palam airport and the leader was invited to address the Members of Parliament of both the Houses in the Central Hall. Chief Ministers of almost all States feted the team at their State capitals.
In her foreword to the first edition of the book, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi wrote, ‘The record of Commander Kohli’s expedition will find special mention in history. It was a masterpiece of planning, organization, teamwork, individual effort and leadership’.