Elderly Amarnath pilgrim dies en-route cave shrine


An elderly Amarnath pilgrim died on Monday due to a cardiac arrest at Baltal base camp in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.

Image of Amarnath Yatries moving towards the base camp, KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Reports said that a 63-year-old pilgrim from Rajasthan identified as Parhlad Rai, son of Chothmal Jeengar, complained of severe chest pain at Baltal. Rai was immediately rushed to nearby medical camp where he breathed his last.

From the last 21 days, many people usually elderly pilgrims died en-route holy cave, and most of them have died due to the cardiac arrest.


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