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List of all shark attacks in india

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 40 shark attacks in INDIA. Out of those, 21 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 52.50%. 36 attacks came out of the blue while 4 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Mahabalipuram beach, 37 km south of Chennai 11-11-2003 Tiger shark?Swimming or surfingLeft index finger laceratedNO 35yo Mark Moquin
Off Trivandrum (west coast) "A 2' (0.6 m) brown shark"Fishing, standing in water next to purse netLower leg laceratedNO Ranji Lal
Chennai (formerly Madras) Bathing/SwimmingFATALYES Harold Dickinson
Vanagiri, Madras (Chennai), Bay of Bengal FishingLeg bittenNO 25yo Nedugattan
13h00Shark involvement not confirmedNo detailsNO A.F.C. Smiot
Chennai Bathing"Serious injuries"NO 14yo Murugesan
Chennai (formerly Madras) Washed off catamaran in the surfFATALYES 7 or 8yo male
Tuticorin DivingNo detailsNO a pearl diver
River Cochin Ship lay at anchor & man was working on its rudderLeg severed mid-thigh, hand severed, arm above elbow and part of buttocks. Not known if he survivedNO male
Tuticorin DivingNo detailsNO a pearl diver
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