Arun Shaw

Arjuna Award

Swimming  1967

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. .

He reigned supreme for the Railways, winning the National championship in 1959, 1962, 1964, 1965-67 and set national records several times.

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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