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Born: September 24, 1940, Kolkata, India
Died: August 23, 1994, Kolkata, India
Spouse: Arun Gupta (m. 1969–1994)
Parents: Panchugopal Saha
Children: Archana Gupta
Education: City College
Arati Saha was an Indian-Bengali long-distance swimmer, best known for becoming the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel on 29 September 1959 at nineteen years old.
In 1960, she became the first Indian sportswoman to be awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour in India.
Gupta came from a middle-class family. She was born in Kolkata, India as the second of three children and the first of two daughters to Panchugopal Saha in 1940. Her father was an employee in the armed forces. At the age of two and half, she lost her mother.
Her elder brother and younger sister Bharati were raised at their maternal uncle’s house, while she was raised by her grandmother in North Kolkata. At the age of four, she accompanied her uncle to the Champatala Ghat bath, where she learned to swim.
Noticing his daughter’s interest in swimming, Panchugopal Saha enrolled his daughter in the Hatkhola Swimming Club.
In 1946, at the age of five, she won the gold medal in 110 yards freestyle at the Shailendra Memorial Swimming Competition, beginning her swimming career.
Arati completed her Intermediate from City College. In 1959, under the supervision of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, she married her manager Dr. Arun Gupta. First they had a court marriage and later a social marriage.
Her in-law’s house was in Tarak Chatterjee Lane, very near to her grandmother’s house. After marriage, she had a daughter named Archana. She was employed in Bengal Nagpur Railway.
On 4 August 1994, she was admitted to a private nursing home in Kolkata with jaundice and encephalitis. She died as a result of the illness after 19 days, on 23 August 1994.
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To the average Indian sports fan, the name Arati Saha is not bound to ring a bell.
After all, she passed away nearly 30 years back and most people have no idea who she was and what she achieved.
Well, Arati was the lady who was an inspiration to many girls in an age when women were not free to follow their passion.
To the average Indian sports fan, the name Arati Saha is not bound to ring a bell. After all, she passed away nearly 30 years back and most people have no idea who she was and what she achieved.
Arati was the lady who was an inspiration to many girls in an age when women were not free to follow their passion. What was her passion? Why swimming of course.
The reason Arati is famous is that back in 1959, she became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel. She was just 19 at the time. Of course while that is the highlight of her career, there is more to her than just crossing the water body.
Her story is one of courage, perseverance and of course endurance.