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Double amputee swimmer Masudur Rahman Baidya passes away

Kolkata: India swimmer Masudur Rahman Baidya, the only man with amputated legs to cross the English Channel in 1997, died on Sunday morning after a heart attack, according to family sources.

Masudur Rahman Baidya
Masudur Rahman Baidya 

The 46-year-old was not keeping well for a couple of days. His family in Topsia rushed him to a nearby hospital.

"He had a major heart attack and doctors put him in ventilator. Doctors tried their best but he passed away within one hour," said his sister Monira Rahman.

Masudur is survived by his mother, wife, and two daughters.

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