Brave men and the sea

Umarsadi is a small village inhabited by fisherfolk near Udvada, separated from the Iranshah Atash Behram by the Pariyali creek. Some years ago a sailor-cum-fisherman from this village made history when he swam non-stop in the choppy sea for over 36 hours after his fishing vessel sank during a cyclonic storm. He swam to keep himself alive, and when he saw the shore ahead he thought he had reached Tithal beach, a resort near Bulsar. But in reality he had been carried by the currents and his own efforts to the southern coast of Kathiawar, somewhere near Bhavnagar, over 190......

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