New Delhi, Mar 1: Paralympic Committee of India has suspended para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar for a period of three years over charges of recording videos of female swimmers. Also Read - Olympian Katie Ledecky Swims Across Pool With Glass of Milk Balanced on Her Head | Watch Viral Video
The renowned swimmer is famous for bringing many laurels to the nation with his performance in the pool. He was the 2016 Rio Paralympic games swimming team coach. Also Read - NSFs Brace For Reduction in Financial Assistance From Corporate Sector
The Arjuna Award awardee, Karmakar was honoured with the Major Dhyan Chand Award in 2015 and Bheem Award in 2014. He has also been conferred with Swimmer of the Year award in 2009 and 2011. Also Read - Deepa Malik Elected Paralympic Committee of India President
He is also the first disabled swimmer to represent India at the World Swimming Championship in Argentina and to win a medal.