‘Mt Sinha’: US names a peak in Antarctica after Indian scientist Akhouri Sinha

Akhouri SinhaIn the honor of Akhouri Sinha, a distinguished Indian-American scientist whose ground-breaking biological research expedition has provided vital data about animal populations, the United States has named a mountain in Antarctica after him as Mt Sinha.

An adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, Sinha was recognized by the US Geological Survey, which named the mountain Mt Sinha, for his critical contribution as an explorer in 1971-72. Sinha was a member of a team that catalogued population research of seals, whales and birds in the ice-packed Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas and in Glaciers in 1972 and 1974.

Mt Sinha, a mountain (990 m) at the southeast end of Erickson Bluffs in the southern part of McDonald Heights, overlooks lower Kirkpatrick Glacier from the north in Marie Byrd Land.

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