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The brothers rode on their tandem cycle for nearly a week to reach Darjeeling on Sunday
The brothers rode on their tandem cycle for nearly a week to reach Darjeeling on Sunday|EastMojo image 
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Polio-hit Debasish joins brother on bicycle to travel across India

Debasish Shaw (63) & his brother Joydeb (57), who hail from Salt Lake in Kolkata, are on mission to travel across the country, reached Darjeeling on Sunday

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Darjeeling: Two brothers from Kolkata cycled all the way from their hometown on a tandem cycle for nearly a week and reached Darjeeling on Sunday.

The Joydeb Shaw (57) and Debasish Shaw (63), who hail from Salt Lake in Kolkata, recently started cycling to different places on their tandem cycle and are planning to cycle around the country like this way.

63-year-old, Debasish Shaw, suffered from polio since his childhood
63-year-old, Debasish Shaw, suffered from polio since his childhood
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On the third day of their tour, Shaw brothers completed their ride up to Raiganj
On the third day of their tour, Shaw brothers completed their ride up to Raiganj
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It is to be mentioned that Debashis’s right leg was affected by polio since he was just five years old. However, this couldn't become a reason for him to stop doing things in an extraordinary way. He learnt to ride a bicycle on his own, followed by a bike and then truck. He drove trucks all over India for around 10 years and he covered almost all parts of India, Nepal and Bhutan on a Bullet motorcycle and for a change in experience this time he started his travel on a tandem bicycle after getting his brother to accompany him.

The Shaw brothers started their journey to Darjeeling on October 7 morning and reached Behrampore by night. Next day, they reached Malda and on the third day, they completed their ride up to Raiganj. On the fourth day of their tour, they reached Islampur and by the evening of the fifth day, they were in Siliguri. On Sunday morning, they started their ride from Siliguri and reached Darjeeling by evening.

Currently, they are stationed in Darjeeling town and soon they will be returned to Siliguri. So if anyone happens to come across the two brothers on a tandem cycle on their way, please welcome them with a warm cheer.

The Shaw brothers has recently started cycling to different parts of the country on their tandem bicycle
The Shaw brothers has recently started cycling to different parts of the country on their tandem bicycle
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