Home From jaws of death to an Olympic gold New Delhi: Murlikant Petkar receives Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 20, 2018. A 1965 war hero, he went on to become India's first Paralympic gold medalist in the 1972 Germany Paralympics, setting a world record in the freestyle swimming event. (Photo: IANS/RB)

New Delhi: Murlikant Petkar receives Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 20, 2018. A 1965 war hero, he went on to become India’s first Paralympic gold medalist in the 1972 Germany Paralympics, setting a world record in the freestyle swimming event. (Photo: IANS/RB)

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