Lt Col. Hem Lohumi SM (Retd)

Date of birth

19 FEBRUARY 1951


Founder: Lt Col. Hem Lohumi SM (Retd)

72 year old expert mountaineer, a gallantry award decorated soldier, Lt Col Hem Lohumi participated in setting up India’s First and Second Permanent Scientific Stations “Dakshin Gangotri” and “Maitri” in Antarctica.

A multifaceted person who served as a mountaineering instructor, participated in and led mountaineering expeditions from 1975 to 1987, including to Nanda Devi, the second highest  and also taught Control Systems to undergraduate engineering  students,  two decades in Africa, constructing roads and buildings as a part of a corporate world, Hem is the team leader of the first ever Mundmaal parikrama of Ganga.


Bg01, Shalimar Gallant, Vigyanpuri, Mahanagar, Lucknow-226006.

Mobile: 9167758456.



Qualification (Academic)

Post Graduate Engineer


Basic Mountaineering Course, High Altitude Warfare School(Haws), Sonamarg, Kashmir


Advance Mountaineering Course, Haws

Winter Warfare Course, Haws

Instructor Haws


Social Services, Mountaineering, Trekking.


Participation in major expeditions

Sickle Moon(21,000 ft), Kashmir -1975-Member

Jogin-III (21,000 ft), Garhwal – 1976-Deputy Leader

Nandadevi, (25,645 ft)Garhwal – 1980-Deputy Leader

Mulkila V (20,893 ft), Himachal-1981- Leader

Gangotri III(21, 600 ft) & Rudugaira -1982- Leader

Third Indian Antarctic Expedition (Construction of First Indian Antarctic Scientific Station “Dakshin Gangotri”)- 1983- Deputy Leader Army Team

Gangotri I ,II(20,615) & Rudugaira(19,086 ft) -1986- Leader

Seventh Indian Antarctic Expedition (Construction of Second Indian Antarctic Scientific Station “Maitri”)- 1983-Member Army Team

Professional courses
Qualifications Year Institution
Basic Army Training 1971 National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune, India & Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, India
B. E. (Electrical) 1978 College of Military Engineering, Pune, India India
M. E. (S.E.O.R.) 1982 University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Important Honours and Awards received

Basic Army Training:

Gold Medal-First in academics, Silver Medal- First in the technical stream, Silver Medal- Second in the overall order of merit.

B. E. (Electrical):

Gold Medal- First in the college, Silver Medal- First in Electrical Engineering.

M. E. (Systems Engineering Operations Research):

Gold Medal for standing first in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Silver Medal for standing first in S.E.O.R.

Indian Army:
  • Gallantry award of “Sena Medal” – 1984, for construction of “Dakshin Gangotri”,
  • the first Indian Permanent Scientific Station in Antarctica,
  • Chief of Army Staff Commendation
  • 1986 for conducting Operational Reconnaissance, Chief of Army Staff Commendation
  • 1988 for Construction of underground operational Headquarters.
Career Growth And Professional Experience

Deputy Managing Director NW Construction Company Ltd (NWCC), Lagos, Nigeria: Israeli management Construction Company involved in road and civil construction: 1 March 2005 till date.

Operations Manager OM Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria: Indian management UPVC pipes manufacturer: October 1996 till 28 th February 2005.

Director—Commercial & Projects, Sellers Safety Controls Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow, India: Turnkey fire protection contractor: October 1992 to September 1996.

Indian Army: November 1971 to 1992. Took pre-mature retirement to explore private sector.

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