Malli Masthan Babu, 32-year old mountaineer from Gandhi Girijana Sangam village of Sangam mandal in Nellore district who has been missing in the Andes mountain range since March 24 has been found dead. The Chile Government has confirmed the news from his fellow mountaineers and informed the Indian Embassy.
Babu is a top Indian mountaineer, who had set Guinness World Record in mountaineering by climbing seven summits in seven continents within 172 days. He is also the first Indian to climb Mt Vinson Massif, the tallest peak in Antarctica and first person from Andhra Pradesh to scale the Everest.
He is an alumnus of NIT Jamshedpur, IIT-Kharagapur and IIM Kolkata.