(FILES) In this photograph taken on August 29, 2006, Nawang Gombu (L) receives the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, for a life time achievement from Indian President Abdul Kalam at a function ... more 
(FILES) In this photograph taken on August 29, 2006, Nawang Gombu (L) receives the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, for a life time achievement from Indian President Abdul Kalam at a function at the presidential palace in New Delhi. Nawang Gombu, the youngest member of the 1953 team that put Sir Edmund Hillary on the summit of Mount Everest, has died at his home in northern India, family members said. He was 79. Gombu was barely 21 when he joined his uncle Tenzing Norgay -- who eventually summitted with Hillary -- on the first successful expedition to climb the world's highest peak. Gombu missed out on the summit in 1953, but got there 10 years later and again in 1965 -- making him the first person to scale the mountain twice. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN/FILES (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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