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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 by additional studies.
02. Earlier, the tallest peak 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 the peak 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.
03. Mount Everest, in the early stages was referred to as Peak XV.
04. For over 150 years scientists have tried to establish the exact height of Mount Everest. To settle the matter once and for all, Nepal has ordered a new survey of the world's highest mountain.
04. This enormous peak was surveyed by Everest's successor, Andrew Scott Waugh, in his capacity as the Surveyor-General of India.