Saturday, 5 January 2013

general knowledge

The first women in asia and in india to swim across the english channel is

 Arathi saha-------------------------------------------

  • Aarti Gupta (Saha) (24 September 1940 - 23 August 1994) was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

  • On 29 September 1959 she was the first woman from Asia to swim the English Channel, from Cape Gris Nez, France to Sandgate, England

  • She swam the 42 miles in 16 hours 20 minutes, and hoisted the flag of India at Sandgate.

  • She was awarded Padmashri in 1960.

  •  She died on 23 August 1994 of jaundice

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