Diving Deep into Arati Shah’s Life

Updated: Jun 23


Arati Saha is famous for her groundbreaking achievements in the field of swimming. Arati’s swimming skills blossomed under the guidance of her mentor Sachin Nag who jump-started her career. She started competing, winning medals and breaking state level records at the age of five, yet her most notable achievement is swimming across the English Channel. The channel is known for its cold temperature, long crossing and deadly journey. Despite all these obstacles, Arati completed her journey in 16 hours and 20 minutes in her second attempt and won the Padma Shri for this achievement! She is one of the pioneers of India who has proven repeatedly that,

“Your gender does not limit you, nor does it define your abilities or capabilities.”




- Disha Nevatia

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