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.
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.
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.