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Died: Shamsher Khan, the country’s first swimmer who had participated in the 1956 Summer Olympics, died following a heart attack at his native village, Repalle in Andhra Pradesh on October 15. He was 92. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, condoled the death of Mr. Khan. Mr. Khan had enrolled himself in the Indian Army in 1949. He had taken part in various national swimming competitions. He won a place in the Indian Olympics contingent that had visited Australia in 1956. He, however, secured fourth place in the competition. He continued to serve in the Army till he retired in 1973. After retirement, he settled at Repalle. He lived a life of penury till his death. In July 2016, the Andhra Pradesh Government awarded him Rs. 25 lakh.

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