“I cried like a baby”, says double amputee Everest summiteer Budhamagar

Updated: May 26 2023 8:56PM

Kathmandu, May 26 (PTI) Hari Budhamagar, an ex-British Gorkha soldier, who lost both his legs during the Afghan war, on Friday said he "cried like a baby" after conquering Mt Everest.

The 44-year-old mountaineer scripted a world record as he became the world’s first double above-the-knee amputee to summit the 8,848.86-metre peak on May 20.

He lost both his legs while fighting on the side of the UK Government in war-torn Afghanistan.