Masudur Rahman Baidya

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Masudur Rahman Baidya (1968 – 26 April 2015) was an Indian swimmer. He was the world's first physically handicapped swimmer to swim across the English Channel (1997), the Strait of Gibraltar (2001), and the Palk Strait (2010). He was a double amputee below the knees.

Baidya was born in Ballabhpur, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. He has married and had two daughters.

Baidya died from a heart attack on 26 April 2015 in Kolkata, aged 46.[1]

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  1. "Double amputee swimmer Baidya, who had Sachin among his admirers, dies". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.