“The trek begins from Poondi Velliangiri Temple located at the foothills in Boluvampatti forest range in Coimbatore.
Forest department officials had advised the man, who was unwell, not to climb the hill.
After other pilgrims alerted them, forest department officials sent a team of tribals to the spot.
Coimbatore: A 55-year-old Palladam native died while climbing the Velliangiri hills to reach the Shiva temple atop the seventh hill on Friday night.The deceased was identified as K Rangasamy of Devarayanpalayam.
He found it difficult to breath when he reached the fourth hill and collapsed.
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