Sunamganj’s Akke conquers Mount Everest
Published: 09:15 PM, 13 May 2022 Updated: 09:15 PM, 13 May 2022
Akhlaqur Rahman Akke of Bangladeshi descent on the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Another Bengalee has conquered Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Akhlaqur Rahman Akke, a British citizen of Bangladeshi descent, hails from Chilaura in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj.
Akhlaqur Rahman Akke climbed the summit of Everest at around 7 am local time on Friday.
Confirming the matter, Akhlaqur Rahman Akke’s cousin Shaminur Rahman told the media that the information about Akke’s Everest conquest was given by the guide who was with him at the base camp. Then the base camp informed us.
Mentioning that he had talked to Akhlaqur Rahman Akke at around 8:30 am, Shaminur Rahman said, “Brother said - Alhamdulillah, I have succeeded. Pray for me.”
Besides, on Friday afternoon, the London-based Bangla television Channel S also reported that “Akhlaqur Rahman Akke had conquered Everest. Congratulations to Akke Rahman, the first British Bangladeshi Muslim to climb Everest at 7:30 am on Friday.”
Earlier, in October 2020, Akhlaqur Rahman Akke became the first Bengali to set a record of conquering Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. On July 22 of that year, he conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the largest in the African continent, for the first time. On July 29, seven days after conquering the mountain at an altitude of 5,895 meters, Akke climbed to the top of Mont Blanc in Europe for the second time.
According to family sources, Akhlaqur Rahman Akke, son of Haji Iskandar Ali, a UK expatriate from Baudharan village in Chilaura-Haldipur union, moved to the UK with his family about 36 years ago. He was then one and a half years old. He grew up in Oldham, London and is living there permanently with his family.