Pune, 8th June 2023: Swapnil Garad, a 37-year-old police naik from Pune Police, lost his life on Wednesday afternoon while participating in an exhilarating Everest expedition in Nepal.
Garad had embarked on this challenging adventure, but unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worse, leading to his admission to a hospital in Kathmandu. Despite being placed on life support for several days, his condition did not improve, and he ultimately succumbed to the ordeal.
Prior to this, Garad had accomplished the remarkable feat of conquering Mount Ama Dablam in Nepal.
In 2006, he became a member of the police force following the passing of his father, who had served as a constable. Swapnil was posted with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Pune police. In 2016, he completed rigorous training at the renowned Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. His expertise encompassed various essential aspects, including basic mountaineering techniques, advanced climbing strategies, search and rescue procedures, and instructional methodologies.
Officials said that arrangements are being made to transport his mortal remains back to Pune, where his final rites will be conducted, allowing his loved ones to bid a tearful farewell.
His colleagues reveal that tragedy struck in 2005 when a road accident claimed the lives of six members of Garad’s extended family. This unfortunate event compelled him to abandon his education and seek employment.