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Friday, February 15, 2013 3:33:44 PM (IST)  

Udupi: Prakash Kharvi enters Limca Records for 'special' swimming feat

Udupi: Prakash Kharvi enters Limca Records for 'special' swimming feat

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SM)

Udupi, Feb 15: The people of Udupi have something to cheer about, as a person hailing from Kodi Kanyana here has found a place among the prestigious Limca Book of Records.

Differently-abled Prakash Kharvi set the national record by swimming from St Mary’s Island to Malpe beach with both his hands tied behind his back.

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He achieved the swimming feat on February 7, 2011, when he started from St Mary’s Island at 7 am and reached Malpe beach at 2 pm.

What makes this feat more special is that he covered the distance of 13 km despite polio affecting his right leg.

Addressing the media here on Friday February 15, Prakash said that he practices for around two to three hours every day. He had trained for the event for three months.

A fisherman by profession, he said that his father was his inspiration to learn swimming.

He thanked the locals and inspector Mahesh Prasad of Kota police station helped him.

Prakash said, "I completed my studies up to seventh standard and due to poverty in my family, I discontinued my studies and decided to get a government job. We are two boys and three girls in our family and I got married a year ago,” he added.

His goal is to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records next.


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Comments on this article
vasu Kharvi Pithambar, Kundapura/kuwait
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Congratulation Prakash.

Subrahmanya, Muscat
Saturday, February 16, 2013

A great achievement ..Congrats

Francis (Joe) Martis, Barkur/USA
Friday, February 15, 2013

Kharvi's achievement is one of the greatest I have come across. I am an average swimmer. Swimming 13 mils with hands tied, forget about it, unbelievable. This record must be sent to Guinese Book of World Records, am sure, they will come to see the person who has achieved such records and probably include him if they find worthy.

bharath kanchan, hosabettu/abudhabi
Friday, February 15, 2013

congratulations mr prakash karvi,good luck..

S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi
Friday, February 15, 2013

Congratulations Prakash Kharvi. I wish you all the best.

N.Gafoor, Nooralbettu (Karkala)/Bangalore
Friday, February 15, 2013

welldone Mr. Kharvi. I wish all the best for u r feature and running life.
GOOD LUCK.......

rajesh, mulki
Friday, February 15, 2013

YOUTH engage yourself in some kind of sports activity rarther than spending your spare time in some political youth wings whose leaders are only exploiting your youth spirit for their gains..
Prakash you are an inspiration despite your physical condition..

Ahmed, Mangalore
Friday, February 15, 2013

It's a miracle! it's a great achievement. Congratulations to Mr. Prakash Kharvi.

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