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Gama Pehalwan Birth Anniversary: Indian Wrestling fraternity forgets but Google Doodle celebrates Gama Pehalwan’s 144th Birth Anniversary

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Gama Pehalwan Birth AnniversaryGama Pehalwan LIFE: It is 144th Birth Anniversary of Indian Wrestling Legend Gama Pehalwan. The entire Indian Wrestling fraternity has forgotten the undefeated wrestling world champion. But Google Doodle is  celebrating the birth anniversary of Gama Pehalwan, one of the most renowned wrestlers of pre-independent India: Follow Indian Sports News LIVE with InsideSport.IN

According to various reports, Gama Pehalwan stayed undefeated wrestling world champion.

He was also known as Rustam-e-Hind besides his ring name The Great Gama.

Even Bruce Lee was his known admirer and incorporates aspects of Gama’s conditioning into his own training routine, Google said.

What is visible in google doodle

In the Google Doodle, he can be seen standing strong to celebrate the 144th birthday of Gama Pehalwan. In his right hand is a silver mace.

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Gama Pehalwan Birth Anniversary: Indian Wrestling fraternity forgets but Google Doodle celebrates Gama Pehalwan’s 144th Birth Anniversary

Gama Pehalwan LIFE – All you want to know about Gama Pehalwan: Gama was born as Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt in 1878 in Amritsar.

Gama hailed from a family of wrestlers. He was awarded the World Heavyweight title in 1910.

  • His workout routine included 500 lunges (bethaks).
  • 500 push-ups at the age of 10 according to Google.
  • In 1888, Gama won a lunge contest that saw the participation of over 400 wrestlers from across the subcontinent.
  • One of the most significant feat achieved by Gama was in 1902 when he lifted a 1,200-kg stone.
  • The stone is now kept at the Baroda Museum, a report suggests.

Gama Pehalwan Birth Anniversary: Indian Wrestling fraternity forgets but Google Doodle celebrates Gama Pehalwan’s 144th Birth Anniversary

Here is all you need to know about the Gama Wrestler LIFE

Gama Spend his life with his uncle who was a wrestler. Gama found his interest in wrestling and exercise when he was young.

He used to practice for more than 10 hours a day and used to wrestle with 40 wrestlers in a day in the arena to increase his strength.

Gama Pehalwan used to do 5000 squats and 3000 pushups daily during training.

From 1890 to 1910, Gama Pehalwan continued to compete against India’s greatest wrestlers and won all matches.

Gama Pehalwan defeated wrestlers on many national and international forums and raised the pride of India.

Even after playing matches for many decades and playing five thousand matches in his career, Gama remained undefeated.

He used to eat 6 desi chicken, 10 liters of milk, half a liter of ghee, one and a half liters of butter, almond syrup and 100 rotis every day.

One of his most formidable rivals was Raheem Bakhsh Sultaniwala, the then-World Champion. 

Sultaniwala stood nearly seven feet in front of a 5 feet 8 inches Gama. The two clashed four times, ending in a draw in the first three and Gama winning the last one.

 

Gama Pehalwan Birth Anniversary: Gama Pehalwan cometing in one of Dangal

Gama Pehalwan Last Days: At the time of partition, Gama Pehalwan remained in Pakistan. But he then saved the lives of many Hindu families in the violence.

The government of Pakistan did not take care of him and in the last days of his life he struggled with the money crunch.

He died in 1960 at the age of 82. But, even today, his name rings in India and Pakistan.

The Prince of Wales, during his visit to India, presented Gama a silver mace to honour his strength.

Gama spent his last days in Lahore and died in 1960.

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