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MIHIR SEN
Salt water swimmer


Mihir Sen
QUICK FACTS
NAME: Mihir Sen
OCCUPATION: Swimmer
BIRTH DATE: November 16, 1930
PLACE OF BIRTH: Purulia
DEATH DATE: June 11, 1997

Mihir Sen was the first Asian who have crossed the English Channel. He was born on 16th November 1930 in Purulia (West Bengal). He was a lawyer by profession, a barrister of Kolkatta High court.

In 1966, he established 5 important records and became an extra ordinary salt water swimmer. In 1958, Mihir Sen swam across the English Channel, in 1966 he crossed the Palk strait, followed by Gibralter Dar-E-Daniyal, Wasphorus and Panama. He thus established the record of swimming the longest distance. He is a matchless swimmer, having swam more than 600km in sea/ocean water. 

In 1959 he was awarded "Padma Shree"  and in 1967 "Padma Bhushan". He brought glory to his motherland by creating records and earning a place in Guinness Book of World Record.


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