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Former national champion swimmer dead

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Seven-time Kumar Shaw died here on Thursday following prolonged illness, Bengal confirmed in a statement.

Shaw, 82, is survived by his wife.

Shaw, who was the from the state to receive the Arjuna Award in 1967, bagged his maiden national championship in 1958 as a member of the Bengal team before joining the South Eastern Railway.

Shaw won national championships in 1959, 1962, 1964, 1965-67 and set national records many times.

Shaw was also a national selector for several years.

Paying homage to Shaw, Bengal said in the statement:

"We pay our respectable homage to the departed soul of Shaw and pray Almighty may his soul rest in peace.

"We have also received a condolence message from Shri Virendra Nanavati, Vice-President, IOA and CEO, Swimming Federation of India, which is also sent to you for your kind information," Bengal said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:40 IST
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