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Kutraleeswaran

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Kutral Ramesh (born 8 November 1981) is an Indian swimmer, popularly known as Kutraleeswaran, born and brought up in Tamil Nadu, went on to become a marathon swimmer. He swam across English Channel in 1994 when he was just 13 years old. That very same calendar year, he swam across 6 channels to break Mihir Sen’s record of swimming across 5 channels in a calendar year. Kutral’s name was included in Guinness Book of World Records for this feat. Kutral went on to win Arjuna Award in 1996. A lesson on Kutraleeswaran in Tamil State Board text book India. Kutral was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu. He was born to Ramesh, an advocate at Madras High Court and his wife Sivakami, a home maker. His family moved to Chennai when he was just 1 month old. Kutral did his schooling in DAV, Gopalapuram, Chennai, holds an engineering degree from College of Engineering, Guindy at Chennai, masters from University of Texas at Dallas, and pursuing MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He began his swimming at the age of 7. His first attempt at the district level swimming contest. It is called the "Ribbon Meet". The reason it is called a ribbon meet is because the top 6 out of the 8 district level  ( Wikipedia article )

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1981-11-08

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