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Wednesday, 16 September, 2020, 11 : 15 AM [IST]

Former President of ATOAI Akshay Kumar passes away

Akshay Kumar, CEO of New Delhi-based Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd., and former President of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) passed away this morning of cardiac arrest. He was 51. He is survived by wife, Dilshad Master-Kumar and daughter Saira.

Kumar was an avid adventure traveller himself having been bitten by the adventure bug at the young age of 15 when he did his first river rafting course in Canada. He was the National Skiing Champion in 1981 and 82, and his passion for adventure saw him rafting down 30 rivers across India and Canada. With an experience of over 30 years in the adventure travel space, he has served as the President of ATOAI, and was also the Founder and Director of Ice Hockey in India. He was also the former Vice Chairman of the umbrella association of FAITH. 

Kumar was an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College in Delhi with a BA in Economics. 

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