DNA Special: Mount Everest should have been named after Radhanath Sikdar and not a Britisher
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DNA Special: Why Mt Everest should be renamed after Indian mathematician Radhanath SikdarWe floated the idea of renaming Mount Everest to Mount Sikdar because the British robbed him of his credit and gave it to Sir George Everest.
DNA Special: All about Radhanath Sikdar, the man who measured Mount Everest for the first time everAndrew Scott Waugh considered Sir George Everest as his mentor and that's why he sent a proposal to rename 'Peak 15' mountain peak to Mount Everest.
DNA Explainer : What is the calculated height of Mount Everest?In 1830, Sir George Everest became director of Survey of India. In 1831 he appointed Radhanath Sikdar a mathematician from WB to the post of Computer.
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