Kaamya Karthikeyan, 16, becomes youngest Indian, 2nd youngest girl in the world to scale Mt. Everest

NEW DELHI: Kaamya Karthikeyan, at 16, became the youngest Indian and second youngest girl in the world to scale Mt. Everest - 8849 meters - from the Nepal side.

She was accompanied by her father, Commander S Karthikeyan of the Indian Navy, and both successfully summited Mt. Everest. The Indian Navy took to X to congratulate the father-daughter duo.

"Kaamya Karthikeyan, a 16-year-old, class XII student of Navy Children School, Mumbai, and her father, Cdr S Karthikeyan of the Indian Navy successfully summited Mt. Everest (8849 M) on 20th May," the Western Naval Command, Indian Navy, wrote on X.

"#IndianNavy congratulates Ms. Kaamya Karthikeyan, daughter of Cdr S Karthikeyan, on becoming the youngest #Indian & the second youngest girl in the world to summit Mt Everest from the Nepal side. Kaamya has exhibited immense courage & fortitude in summiting the highest peaks in six of the seven continents. #IndianNavy wishes young Kaamya the very best in her aspiration to summit the highest peaks of all seven continents, becoming the youngest girl to do so," the Indian Navy wrote on X.



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