The 64-year-old began his aquatic journey on Monday
Khitindra Chandra Boishya, a 64-year-old freedom fighter, has begun swimming to cross 186km of the Bhogai River, aiming to set a new Guinness World Record.
Khitindra started his aquatic journey from the west side of a bridge in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur district, in Mymensingh, around 7am on Monday, reports UNB.
Nalitabari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO)Arifur Rahman inaugurated the swimming event in the presence of hundreds of enthusiastic people.
The UNO said Khitindra will cross the Kongso and Mogra rivers in Netrakona district and reach Dewan Bazar ghat, in Madan upazila, on September 5. He will swim a total of 60 hours without a break.
Madan Upazila Nagarik Committee and Nalitabari municipality are providing the necessary support for Khitindra’s attempt to succeed.
Khitindra said an American swimmer from Florida currently holds the record for swimming at 177km.
Previosuly, Khitindra swam 146km in 16 hours.