The 18th edition of Raid de Himalaya rally has been cancelled after the death of Subhamoy Paul from Kolkata who was taking part in the Moto-Quads Xtreme category.
The tragic incident occurred on the third day of the event during the Losar to Gramphoo stage over Kunzum pass where Paul crashed while riding his motorcycle KTM 500 EXC near Chhatru, around 17 kilometres from Gramphoo.
Paul was found with a severe head injury by the first response vehicle but they couldn’t revive his pulse. He was airlifted to Manali by the support medical chopper but to no avail.
The veteran off-road rider was 49 years old and had been living in Romania over the last six months. He had been doing enduro and trail riding there and was physically in a much better state than his previous outings in the Raid
All competitors and marshals will be making their way down the mountains, back to Manali, which was the starting point of the rally.