After his first glimpse of Nanda Devi in 1948, the American mountaineering pioneer, Willi Unsoeld, dreamt of having a daughter named after the peak. 28 years later, his daughter, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, perished while climbing her namesake.
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Mind your Language, the British TV series was remade in the US as What a Country! in which the Pakistani character, Ali Nadeem, was played by Vijay Amritraj.
The first ever maximum break (147) in an amateur snooker competition was achieved by Geet Sethi in the Indian Amateur Championships on 21 Feb 1988.
The Durand Cup, Indian football's premier football tournament is named after Mortimer Durand, a British civil servant. So is the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Durand Line.
Just as India participates in the (British) Commonwealth Games, it also participates in the Portuguese equivalent, The Lusophony Games (Jogos da Lusofonia).
Badminton has its beginnings in 18th century India. The game was initially known as Poona as it was particularly popular in that British garrison town.