Georgian Surnames

Mikhail Khergiani

World-famous mountaineer

Mikhail (Michael) Khergiani - famous Georgian climber and national hero of Georgia, was born on March 25, 1943 in Mestia, Svaneti, western Georgia.

Mikhail repeatedly became the champion of major climbing and mountaineering competitions. The title of „Mountain Tiger" was given to him in Great Britain, where he amazed local mountaineers by his ability to climb quickly on difficult rocks.

He has died on June 4, 1969 in Italian Alps.


Nestor Khergiani


Nestor Khergiani was born on July 20, 1975 in Georgia.

Khergiani is the Georgian judoka who competed in the Men's 60 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.

Also he is the European champion (1998) and the world bronze medallist (1999).