Bhagirathi II. Five advance course students of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering climbed Bhagirathi (21,364 feet) on May 16 under the leadership of Major Surat Singh, Acting Principal. Sherpa instructor Shangbhu and Major Singh guided the following students to the summit: Giriraj Singh, Constable Bhagal, Havildar N. S. Bawat, Naik Hirdey Ram and Dr. Swapan Roy Chauduri. This peak was previously climbed once, on September 9, 1938 by an Austro-German party.
Kamal K. Guha, Himalayan Club