Shamsher Khan, India’s First Olympic Swimmer Passes Away

India’s first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passed away in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. He was 87. Mr. Khan had represented India in 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was the first swimmer to represent India in Olympics.

He narrowly missed a medal, finishing fourth in 200-meter butterfly and breaststroke events in Melbourne Games. Khan, who created a national record in the butterfly event, had learned swimming after joining the Army in 1946.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  •  Shamsher Khan took part in the 1962 war against China and the 1971 war against Pakistan.
Source- Hindustan Times

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