1st MALAYSIAN MT.EVEREST CLIMBER DATUK N.MOHANDAS IS JOHANNIAN 1978
M. Magendran and N. Mohanadas became national heroes when they reached the 8,848m summit of Mt. Everest on May 23, 1997, after braving thick snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures since March 1. The duo, members of the Malaysian Mountaineering Association, were part of a 20-member Malaysian team in this Everest expedition.
PENDAKI GUNUNG EVEREST MALAYSIA PERTAMA, DATUK N.MOHANDAS PERNAH MENJADI AJK PERSATUAN IBU BAPA GURU(PIBG) SMK ST.JOHN
KUALA LUMPUR PADA TAHUN 1999
Climb every mountain
High achievement: M. Magendran and N. Mohandas seen savouring their successful climb to the peak of Mount Everest upon their return to Kuala Lumpur in this 1997 file picture.
Mt Everest climbers get Datukships
By K. SUTHAKAR
GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia’s first Mount Everest conquerers N. Mohanadas and M. Magendran have been conferred Datukships in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas’ 72nd birthday celebration .
The two, who reached the peak of the mountain in 1997, were among 47 individuals who will receive the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN).
Heading the Yang di-Pertua’s list is Armed Forces chief Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin who will be conferred the Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri (DGPN), which carries the title Datuk Seri.
ONCE A JOHANNIAN
ALWAYS A JOHANNIAN