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Kumaran Mahalingam (born 02 March 1981) is an Indian Geologist, Standup Paddler and a Conservation Educator. He holds three Limca book of Records for different feats in stand up paddling.[1] He is also a certified wilderness first responder from National Outdoor Leadership School, USA.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Kumaran Mahalingam
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Born (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 38)
Chennai
NationalityIndian
OccupationGeologist
Known forGeologist, Standup Paddler
Notable work
Limca book of records for Longest Stand-up Paddling

Early Life & CareerEdit

Kumaran M was born on 02 March 1981 in Chennai. He is a Graduate in Geology from Presidency College, Chennai. Currently he works at Cairn India.[8]

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • Three times Limca book record holder for first long distance Standup paddling. Paddling for conservation.[9]
  • Highest stand up paddle boarding (SUP) 16618 ft across Tso Ltak Lake, Ladakh, India 2016[10]
  • Certificate of Wilderness First Responder, National Outdoor Leadership School, USA

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ENTERS LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS ! - Bay of Life". Bay of Life.
  2. Ittyerah Joseph, Ashish (Sep 25, 2016). "I am the first one to paddle in Nubra Valley, near Khardung La, says Chennaiite - Times of India". The Times of India. TNN & Agencies.
  3. "Standing on water: Noida girl, Gurgaon boy paddle 2,600km on the Ganga - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. Kannadasan, Akila. "The young man and the sea". The Hindu.
  5. "Kumaran".
  6. Bag, Shamik (20 January 2017). "The stark life of the Ganga". https://www.livemint.com. External link in |website= (help)
  7. readers, Guardian (7 March 2017). "Local heroes in India: readers' travel tips" – via www.theguardian.com.
  8. "Chennai Geologist Paddles For An Hour In Lake At 16,000 Ft Height, Sets New National Record". indiatimes.com.
  9. "Limca Book of Records". www.limcabookofrecords.in.
  10. "Chennai man creates paddling record". Deccanchronicle.com. 14 September 2016.