NELLORE: YSRC president and Leader of Opposition in the AP Legislative Assembly YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday visited the residence of mountaineer Malle Mastan Babu, who had met with a tragic death in Chile, and conveyed his condolences to his family members.
Speaking at the mountaineer’s residence in Gandhi Janasangam village in Sangam mandal, the YSRC leader said that the nation should feel proud over the achievement of Masthan Babu, who had set a world record by climbing seven high mountains in 172 days.
He said that it would be a moral responsibility of the Central and State governments to construct a ‘memorial’ for Masthan Babu. In case the governments fail to take up the same, we will fulfil it immediately after the YSRC comes to power in the state, he maintained. Nellore MP M Rajamohan Reddy, party MLAs K Sridhar Reddy, M Goutham Reddy and R Prathap Kumar Reddy were present.
Body to be Brought to Base Camp Today
The hurdles in retrieving the body of mountaineer M Masthan Babu, who was found dead in his tent a fortnight ago in Cerro mountains on Chile-Argentina border, were cleared as weather conditions turned favourable, according to municipal administration minister P Narayana. According to reports, the body will be shifted to the base camp on Wednesday by an expert team. Officials made arrangements to perform postmortem and complete other formalities. Later, the body will be shifted to New Delhi in a cargo plane, and from there to Chennai, where a special vehicle is arranged to take it to his native village of Gandhi Jana Sangham in Nellore district by road. Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu and state government protocol special secretary Ramana Reddy would be monitoring the operation round the clock.