Singer Ali Zafar has paid a glowing musical tribute to mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who had gone missing with two foreign climbers, John Snorri from Iceland & MP Mohr from Chile during his K2 winter expedition.
Ali Zafar has released a musical tribute “Tum Chalay Ao Paharon Ki Qasam” to Muhammad Ali Sadpara, whose heart, spirit and courage will forever be a source of pride and respect for all Pakistanis.
li Sadpara is the only Pakistani to have climbed eight of the world’s fourteen highest mountains, and he made the first-ever winter ascent of the world’s ninth highest peak, Nanga Parbat.
Ali Zafar has sung ‘Tum Chalay Ao Pahaaron Ki Qasam’ in his melodious voice that tugs at the heartstrings. According to a statement released by the singer’s team, the song itself is a tribute to heroism and courage of Ali Sadpara.
Ali Zafar released his version of the same song that Sadpara was singing with his mates.
On his YouTube channel, Zafar said that no nation can thrive without recognizing and celebrating their heroes.
“Sadpara was one such unsung hero who dedicated his entire life and risked it to accomplish unprecedented feats for his country. This is the least I could do: sing for an unsung hero so that he is etched into our memories for as long as there is music,” the singer added.
Who Is Muhammad Ali Sadpara?
Muhammad Ali Sadpara, known as the bravest climbing hero of Pakistan, hails from a small village in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. Lacking better training opportunities, he began his hobby of mountaineering as a porter and travelled with certified mountaineering teams but only went to the last base camp with their luggage and returned.
After that, Ali Sadpara started his journey and climbed many famous peaks. In 2019, he climbed the world’s fifth-highest peak at 8,485 meters in Nepal. He is the first Pakistani mountaineer to have climbed seven mountain peaks above 8,000 meters in the world.
However, this time, Sadpara and two foreign climbers, John Snorri from Iceland & MP Mohr from Chile, set out from Base Camp III to reach the summit between Thursday and Friday night. They were expected to head to K2 in the winter on February 5 but lost contact with base camp on Friday night.
Helicopters flew up to 7,000 meters yesterday to trace the three climbers after they lost contact with the base camp, but no trace was found and on February 7 the rescue mission was resumed but so far no trace found.