An elegant butterfly swimmer, Shaw, who was the first swimmer from Bengal 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. .
Coming from a family of swimmers, Shaw retired from the Railways in 1996 as office superintendent, grade I.
He was also a national selector for several years.
Born on April 12, 1937, he started swimming at the age of 11 while at the Scottish Church School.
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