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    Arati Saha: Google honours India's long distance swimmer and Olympian with a doodle

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    Google on Thursday honoured Indian long distance swimmer and Olympian Arati Saha who became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel on her 80th birth anniversary. On this day in 1940, swimmer Arati Saha was born in Kolkata. In 1959, Saha became first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel. She covered a distance of 67.5 km in 16 hours and 20 minutes. in 960, Saha also became the first woman to win the Padma Shri - India’s 4th highest civilian honour. She had also represented the subcontinent at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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