Late Moorthy Maniam is a national hero. He had been a member of the Independent Living & Training Centre (ILTC) and also Malaysian team that had climbed Mount Everest.
Moorthy became quadriplegic (paralysed from the neck down) in1998 as a result of an accident in the Sungai Udang Military Camp.
On 11th November 2005, Moorthy fell from his wheelchair, injured his head and went into a coma. He did not recover and passed away on 20th December 2005.