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Arati Saha honoured by Google Doodle , First Indian swimmer to cross English Channel in 1959

We have many heroes in our nation. Different people have Excel differently. Basically, each person is good at something. Apparently, This is great. Previously, we had an amazing swimmer. She belongs to India. Her name is Arati Saha. Basically, She was an exceptional swimmer. Arati has brought prestigious to India. Let’s read further and find out about Arati Saha.

Arati Saha on Google  doodle

Currently, Google is celebrating the 80th birthday of Arati Saha. Google has put an amazing doodle on September 24. Furthermore, Google has dedicated a doodle. Reportedly, this doodle is illustrated by Lavanya Naidu. She is a Kolkata native and guest artist. Apparently, The doodle is mesmerizing. Basically, It is portraying beautifully. Artist is showing the route covered by Saha in her swimming stint. Basically, the doodle is remarking Arati Saha. She was the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel.

Google Doodle honours Arati Saha, the first Indian swimmer to cross English Channel in 1959

Swimmer’s achievements

She was an Indian long-distance swimmer. Reportedly, Arati Saha becomes the first Asian women to cross the channel on September 29, 1959. She swims breath-taking 42 miles from Cape Gris Nez, France to Sand gate, England — a feat considered the swimming equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. This is fantastic.

Arati Saha childhood and journey

Reportedly, Saha was born in Kolkata. She was born on September 24, 1940. She was born in a middle-class Bengali Hindu family. Surprisingly, she was only 4 years old, when she was learning to swim on the banks of Hooghly river. Moreover, her swim skill was attracted by Sachin Neg. Sachin Neg himself is on India’s top competitive swimmer. Under his guidance, Saha wins her first swimming gold medal. Reportedly, she at the age of 11 years old, she represented independent India in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Apparently, her journey begins after that. She never looked back after this. Basically, she kept on winning medals. Surprisingly, our Indian government has honored Arati Saha with Padma Shri award in 1960. Adding to that, she became the country’s first-ever female recipient of the fourth-highest civilian award in India. Basically, She was an exceptional swimmer.  Moreover, She has inspired many people women’s in India. Apparently, Saha has broken many barriers and shine. We all should learn from her. Truly, She is a role model.

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