Sir George Everest, early surveyor of the Himalayas

The world’s highest peak, which had been called Peak XV, was renamed in the honor of this energetic man in 1865. Sir George Everest was the first Surveyor General of British India.

First Surveyor general of British India. Sir George Everest .bbvaopenmind.com
Mt Everest named for surveyor George Everest. theguardian.com
ir George Everest’s House, Mussoorie, India..nivalink.com
Mount Everest.www.huffingtonpost.com
Grave stone, Sir.George Everest. St. Andrews, Hove, Sussex, England commons.wikimedia.org/
The grave of Colonel Sir George Everest in St Andrews Church Hove, Sussex. www.wikiwand.com
discovery of the highest peak in the world. (Mt. Everes). theguardian.com

Tit-Bits:

01. Radhanath Sikhdar, an Indian mathematician with the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, discovered the highest summit in the world after detailed survey data. This was later confirmed and was called Chomolungma and Sagarmatha by the Tibetans and the Nepalese respectively. In spite of it the British made a decision in 1856 to name it after Colonel George Everest, head of the survey over which Everest was quite embarrassed. Official announcement was made only in 1865 by the Royal Geographical Society.

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