About the author:

Tejvan organises short-distance running and cycling races for the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in his home city of Oxford. He is also a very good cyclist, having won the National hill climb championships in 2013 and finished 3rd in the National 100 Mile Time Trials in 2014.

Sunil (September 1947 - March 2002 ) swam the English Channel on the 5th of August 1988 in a time of 13hrs 49mins. It was his third attempt.

Tributes from Friends

“Sunil had many achievements. He ran a New York City marathon in just over three hours, and successfully swam the English Channel. He climbed some of the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Aconcagua, and was seriously training to climb Mount Everest. But his great achievement was the love, respect and enduring friendship that he generated in everyone who met him.”
- Pratap Bushek

“Sunil brought the blue sky into our consciousness and encouraged us to fly. In the office corridor, on a city street or exiting from the icy water, his spirit shined. I, with his other friends and colleagues have been blessed to experience in this lifetime, the path of a great soul. His daily goodness helped him to focus and remain in touch with the source of spontaneous love and affection we experienced in his presence.”
- Adhiratha Keefe

“Sunil had many sterling qualities. His kindness, graciousness and equanimity were appreciated and loved by anyone who knew him. If it is true that the good die young, it is also true that their good deeds live on in our hearts and minds...”
- Saral Opera