Today is the Arati Saha’s 80th birth Anniversary. Google doodle paid tribute and respect to the great long-distance swimmer and Olympian Arati Saha.
About Arati Saha:
Arati Saha was the primary woman who getting awarded by Indian fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in the 1960. In fact, an Artist from Kolkata Lavanya Naidu draws illustration in the respect of Arati Saha.
Arati Saha born on September 24, 1940 in Calcutta. She learns to swim in the banks of Hooghly river. In fact, she started at the age four. She was get notified by Sachin Nag, and soon she was getting motivate by the Pro Indian swimmer Mihir Sen to tried to cross the English Channel.
Initial Journey of Arati Saha
Back in her initial days, She used to take participation in most of the long distance swimming competitions in the Ganges. Arati Saha also get inspire by Brojen Das Who crossed the English Channel. Brojen Das was the first Asian to crossed the English Channel in 1958 Butlin International Cross Channel Swimming Race.
At the 1952 Summer Olympics, Saha represents India alongside Dolly Nazir. Similarly, She was one of the four ladies members and the most young people from the Indian group. She took part in 200 meters breast stroke episode. And She time 3 minutes 40.8 seconds. In the wake of getting back from the Olympics, she lost in 100 meters freestyle to her sister Bharati Saha. After the bad luck, she focused precisely on breast stroke.
At a certain point, Saha swam for eight straight hours at the pond in Deshbandhu Park. And soon she extended to dual her time. Following six years of preparing, Saha went to England on 24 July 1959.
She got admitted to a private nursing home in Kolkata in 4 August 1994. After fighting for 19 days, she gave up on August 23, 1994.
Google Honouring Arati Saha on Her Birthday
The Today’s Google Doodle illustration did by the Kolkata resident and artist Lavanya Naidu. It does in the respect of the Arati Saha on her 80th Birthday. On September 29, 1959, Saha did an amazing 42 miles to turn into the initial Asian lady to swim over the English Channel. In fact, this swimming is same as a climbing the Mount Everest.
Under the watch of Sachin Nag, Arati Saha won her first swimming gold badge when she was just five.
A record setting wonder by only 11 years of age. Arati Saha turned into the most youthful part (and one of just four ladies) in the group to lead the Independent India in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
At 18 years old, Arati Saha made her first try to cross the English Channel. However, it was ineffective, she never quit. A little more than a month later, she overcame miles of churning waves and flows to finish the Journey. And it becomes the historic and notable winning for woman across India.
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