Tenzing Norgay: The first person to climb Mount Everest
He was the first person to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. He is being mentioned in every General Knowledge book in the world for the last 60 years.
Tenzing's feat was such that Queen Elizabeth II was too eager to award him and since he was not eligible, conferred with the governments of Nepal and India and gave him a George Medal and Coronation medal.
Unfortunately Tenzing Norgay came first in everything except the Government of India list. No Bharat Ratna, No Padma Vibhushan either. He had to Just content himself with a Padma Bhushan, which more than 1000 other Indians have received!
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