Kumaran Mahalingam

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Kumaran Mahalingam
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Born (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 40)
Chennai
NationalityIndian
OccupationGeologist
Known forGeologist, Standup Paddler
Notable work
Limca book of records for Longest Stand-up Paddling

Kumaran Mahalingam (born 02 March 1981) is an Indian Geologist, Standup Paddler and a Conservation Educator. He holds three Limca book of Records for different feats in stand up paddling.[1] He is also a certified wilderness first responder from National Outdoor Leadership School, USA.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Early Life & Career[change | change source]

Kumaran M was born on 02 March 1981 in Chennai. He is a Graduate in Geology from Presidency College, Chennai. Currently he works at Cairn India.[8]

Awards & Achievements[change | change source]

  • Three times Limca book record holder for first long distance Standup paddling. Paddling for conservation.[9]
  • Highest stand up paddle boarding (SUP) 16618 ft across Tso Ltak Lake, Ladakh, India 2016[10]
  • Certificate of Wilderness First Responder, National Outdoor Leadership School, USA

References[change | change source]

  1. "ENTERS LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS ! - Bay of Life". Bay of Life. Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  2. Ittyerah Joseph, Ashish (Sep 25, 2016). "I am the first one to paddle in Nubra Valley, near Khardung La, says Chennaiite - Times of India". The Times of India. TNN & Agencies.
  3. "Standing on water: Noida girl, Gurgaon boy paddle 2,600km on the Ganga - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. Kannadasan, Akila. "The young man and the sea". The Hindu.
  5. "Kumaran".[permanent dead link]
  6. Bag, Shamik (20 January 2017). "The stark life of the Ganga". https://www.livemint.com. External link in |website= (help)
  7. readers, Guardian (7 March 2017). "Local heroes in India: readers' travel tips" – via www.theguardian.com.
  8. "Chennai Geologist Paddles For An Hour In Lake At 16,000 Ft Height, Sets New National Record". indiatimes.com.
  9. "Limca Book of Records". www.limcabookofrecords.in.[permanent dead link]
  10. "Chennai man creates paddling record". Deccanchronicle.com. 14 September 2016.