‘Ironman’ Krishna Prakash becomes first person to swim from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves

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‘Ironman’ and IPS officer Krishna Prakash achieved another milestone, by becoming the first person to swim from the Gateway of India (located at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai) to the famed Elephanta Caves (located at the Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour).

An overview of the news

  • This task was completed by Krishna Prakash, posted as Inspector General of Police in the VIP Security Department in Mumbai, as an adventurous sea swimming expedition on 27 March.

  • He covered 16.20 kilometers within five hours, and 26 minutes.

  • The expedition was dedicated to the “Drowning Prevention Awareness” campaign.

  • He had earlier completed the gruelling Ironman and Ultraman triathlon competitions.

Gateway of India

  • It is a monument in Mumbai which was completed in 1924.

  • It is located on the port side of the Arabian Sea in the Apollo Bunder area of South Mumbai.

  • It marks the major ports of India and is a major tourist attraction for first time visitors to India.

  • It was designed in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.

About Elephanta Caves

  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the time of medieval India.

  • The caves are located on the Elephanta or Gharapuri island which is situated at a distance of 11 km from Mumbai city.

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