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DNA Special: All about Radhanath Sikdar, the man who measured Mount Everest for the first time ever

DNA Wednesday, 13 January 2021 ()
Andrew 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.
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