Srinagar: Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir (WGAJK) Friday held a condolence meeting on the untimely death of veteran adventurer Akshay Kumar.
The meeting expressed sympathies with Col Kumar and other members of the bereaved family. Notably Akshay died of massive cardiac arrest while cycling in the morning of 16th of this month.
The meeting chaired by WGAJK president, Abass Wani and was attended by all its Executive Committee members and representatives of District Srinagar, Budgam and Baramulla units. Besides, the Vice-President of Ice Skating Association of India, Shabir Ahmad Wani, also took part.
The members expressed their shock over the sudden demise of 51 year old, Akshay Kumar. Abass Wani informed that Akshay was son of renowned Mountaineer, Col. N. Kumar and founding Principal of Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering Gulmarg. Akshay and his sister Shalija grew up in Kashmir. Both excelled in skiing and Shalija managed to represent India in Calgary Olympics with Gul Mustafa Dev in 1988.
Akshay often used to come here for skiing with his family. He often used to say that i am a Kashmiri as he grew up here and learned skiing with local children. He loved Kashmir and was keen to develop adventure tourism here.
Akshay was a founding Director of Ice Hockey Association of India and acted as President of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India as well.