Saha was born on September 24, 1940 in Calcutta (then British India). He learned to swim along the Hooghly River. Later he trained with Sachin Nag, one of the best competitive swimmers in India. At the age of five, Saha won her first gold medal. At 11, he had broken several swimming records.
Saha was the youngest member of the first team to represent newly independent India at the Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. At the time, he was only 11 years old. She was one of only four women to make the team.
Arati made her first attempt to cross the English Channel at the age of 18. She was unsuccessful in this endeavor. However, he did not give up. Just a month later, on September 29, 1959, Aarti Saha, in a second attempt, showed that he could do it.
Thursday's doodle is a depiction of Saha swimming along with a compass and a view of the ocean, in reference to her journey through the English Channel. It was illustrated by artist Lavanya Naidu from Kolkata.
Learn a little more about this incredible woman, click de video.