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Two men jump from the tallest building in Kolkata for soccer

Two men jump tallest building (symbolic picture)
Two men jump tallest building (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata (July 26,2023) : Two men made history on Tuesday when they became the first people to BASE jump from the tallest building in Kolkata. Group Captain Kamal Singh Oberh (retd) and Lt Col Satyendra Verma (retd) jumped from the 65-storeyed The 42 on Chowringhee, with a soccer ball in hand. The men were part of a team of BASE jumpers who were in Kolkata to participate in the Durand Cup, a prestigious football tournament. They decided to jump from The 42 as a way to raise awareness about the sport and to show their support for the tournament.

The jump was not without its risks. The men had to climb to the top of the building without any safety gear, and they had to jump from a height of over 800 feet. However, they were both experienced BASE jumpers, and they were able to make the jump safely. The men landed safely on the Brigade Parade Ground, where they were greeted by a cheering crowd. They then proceeded to kick the soccer ball around, before presenting it to the Durand Cup organizers. The jump was a major success, and it helped to raise awareness about the sport of football. It also showed that anything is possible if you have the courage to dream big.

Here are some additional details about the jump:

The jump was organized by the Indian BASE Association.

The men were wearing parachutes, but they did not have any other safety gear.

The jump took place at around 4:15 pm.

The men landed safely on the Brigade Parade Ground.

The jump was filmed by a team of journalists.

The jump from The 42 was a daring and historic feat. It is a testament to the courage and determination of the two men who made the jump, and it will be remembered for years to come.


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