Constable Rafiq Shaikh of Aurangabad rural police created history by becoming the first Maharashtra cop to climb the Mount Everest. Shaikh achieved this feat after two failed attempts.
According to the Aurangabad police, Shaikh who always aspired to be a mountaineer, had completed his basic, advance and rescue operations training of mountaineering before making his first attempt to scale Everest.
Born in a small village in the district, Shaikh had failed to climb the world’s tallest mountain peak twice due to natural calamities and predicaments thereafter. Soon after the news broke out, Maharashtra Chief Minister congratulated him and posted Shaikh’s photograph on his social networking website twitter. The CM wrote, wrote, “Such a proud moment! Our Aurangabad Police Constable becomes the 1st policeman from Maharashtra to scale Mt Everest!”
Aurangabad police commissioner Amitesh Kumar also congratulated Shaikh for his contribution to the police force and said, “Our officer Rafiq Shaikh have made the entire state and the police force feel proud of him. He has achieved this success after excessive hard work and dedication and we congratulate him for making Maharashtra police force proud.”