Bangladeshi Khitindra makes new world swimming record
Khitindra Chandro Baisha, a Bangladeshi swimmer, made a new world record after finishing the 185-km swim.
He started swimming around 6am on Monday from Vogai bridge in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur and ended at Mogra river ghat in Madan upazila of Netrokona around 8pm on Wednesday.
He crossed Vogai, Netai, Kongsho and Mogra rivers at that time. To reach his destination, he took 61 hours without any break.
The 67-year-old swimmer, hailing from Netrokona, now broke his own record which he made last year.
Khitindro swam 146-km last time.
The aspirant swimmer said: “I make a new record. The previous record is made by a US woman named Diana Nyad who crosses 177-km in 2013. My aim is to break his record. Now I do it.”
Md. Ariful Islam, acting deputy commissioner of Netrokona, said: “We are proud of him. We are going to give him a warm reception for his outstanding achievement.”
The district administration will give all-out support to register his name in Guinness World Book.
Khitindra did his study from the University of Dhaka. He is from Jahangirpur in Madan upazila of Netrokona. He worked at Civil Aviation as an ANS consultant.