Today is the birth anniversary of the Great Gama, also known as Gama Pehalwan, the legendary Wrestler of the Indian sub- continent . Born this day at Amritsar in 1878 and named Ghulam Muhammad, he stepped into the shoes of his wrestler father and defeated all great wrestlers of the time. Becoming World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion (Indian Style ) in 1910 he never looked back.Winning all major wrestling bouts, he made a benchmark for others to follow. His exercise and diet regimen leaves everyone wondering, something to marvel at. 'Gama Pehalwan' has become an epithet also jokingly and mockingly hurled at a skinny person.
Post independence he migrated to Pakistan where he died on May 23, 1960, a day after turning 82.
Our humble tributes to the legendary wrestler !