DNA Special: Mount Everest should have been named after Radhanath Sikdar and not a Britisher

DNA Wednesday, 2 December 2020
In 1865, the Royal Geographical Society named the highest mountain peak in the world as 'Mount Everest' after Sir George Everest.

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