Mihir Sen

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Birthday
16, 1930
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 11, 1997 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1930
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 11, 1997 (66)

About

Indian swimmer known as the first Asian to swim the English Channel and the first swimmer to have crossed the Palk Straits.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in Law from the local Utkal University, but was forced to work at an English railway station.

Trivia

Later in life, he became a silk exporter whose company was recognized by the Indian government as the country's second largest silk exporter.

Family Life

His father, Ramesh Sen, was a physician.

Associated With

He and Gertrude Ederle are both known for having swam across the English Channel.