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Google honours Indian explorer Nain Singh Rawat with a sketch doodle to mark his 187th birth anniversary
The premier internet search engine and technology giant Google marks the 187th birth anniversary of Nain Singh Rawat, one of pioneering explorers of the Himalayas during the British rule.

According to Google, disguised as a Tibetan monk, Rawat walked from his home region of Kumaon to places as far as Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Tawang maintaining a constant pace of covering one mile in 2000 steps and hiding a compass in his prayer wheel and even disguising his travel records as prayer scripture.

On the homepage of Google, today's doodle has been formatted as a silhouette diorama illustration. The doodle portrays a sketch of Nain Singh Rawat on his travels as solitary and adventurous explorer.

The illustrative Google doodle created by Hari and Deepti Panicker shows the Google logo with one of Os as a risen sun with sky behind in various hues of yellow and orange. A flowing river can also be seen in the illustration.

Born in 1830, Nain Singh Rawat of Milam village in Johar Valley of Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand was given special training at the Great Trignometric Survey office in Dehradun on the use of scientific instruments and ways of measuring and recording along with his brother. He is credited to be the first explorer to determine the location and altitude of Lhasa in Tibet.

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