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Ainullah — the Founder of famous Hunza Eagle’s Nest — passes away at the age of 87

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Ainullah, the founder of the famous Hunza Eagle’s Nest Hotel has passed away at the age of 87. He was one of the pioneers of the hotel industry in the Hunza Valley. Together with his sons, he laid the foundation of a business that not only changed the fate of Duikar Valley but also contributed to the development of tourism in the Hunza Valley and Gilgit-Baltistan.

He was being treated at Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. Mr. Ainuallah was laid to rest in Duikar graveyard in his hometown of Altit village in the central Hunza district. Hundreds of people including his family member, relatives and people from the tourism industry attended his funeral.

Funeral service of Ainullah, the founder of Hunza Eagles Hotel, is being held in Duikar, Altit village.

Mr. Ainullah started a small camping site followed by Kisar Inn, close to Altit Fort in Hunza. The enterprising Ainullah continued the expansion of the hotel business together with his sons despite the downfall of tourists influx following 9/11.

Today, Hunza Eagle’s Nest has become a common name for travelers in not only Hunza Valley but entire Gilgit-Baltistan as well.

He is survived by a widow, five sons and six daughters.

"It was not always like this. People would get afraid to stay here [Duikar] past sunset. Some even had encounters with…

اس پر ‏‎Humans of Hunza‎‏ نے شائع کیا منگل، 30 جولائی، 2019
Mr. Ainullah talks about how Duikar has changed over the decades in an interview to Humans of Hunza

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