Gama Pehlwan: Undefeated Indian Wrestling Champion

By Dickson Osas

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Gama Pehlwan: Google Doodle Honors Undefeated Indian  Wrestling Champion

Indian wrestler Gama, commonly known as “The Great Gama,” is the subject of today’s Google Doodle. Ghulam Mohammad Baksh was his true name. However, Gama Pehelwan is not well known, particularly among youngsters. Gama, known as Rustam-e-Hind in popular culture, was an undefeated wrestler champion.

He is regarded as one of the best wrestlers ever since he went 52 years without losing and was unbeatable. This post will share fascinating information about Gama Pehelwan’s life and times.

In Jabbowal, Punjab (Amritsar), he was born on May 22, 1878. The early years of Gama Pehalwan were challenging. His uncle, a wrestler, was his lifelong companion after his father and grandparents passed away.

When his younger brother Imam Baksh was born a few years later, in 1883, no one could have predicted that these two little children would one day transform the way wrestling was practiced worldwide. Nevertheless, Gama and his brother, supported by the Maharaja of Datia like their wrestler father Muhammad Aziz Baksh, showed enormous potential from the moment they first entered the ring until they left it.

Even the Maharaja of Jodhpur was enthralled when the Great Gama won his first tournament at approximately 10 years old in Jodhpur. But his official entrance into the realm of wrestling occurred in 1895 when he engaged in combat with Raheem Baksh Sultaniwala, then known as Rustam-e-Hind or “The Indian Wrestling Champion.” Gama, who is 5’7″, appeared to be a dwarf compared to Raheem Baksh, who is 7 feet tall, but our David managed to hold off the Goliath and secure a draw, earning praise from wrestling fans around the region.

He used to perform more than 1000 pushups and 5000 sittings each day. He had reportedly built his physique with stone dumbbells. Gama Pehalwan allegedly reportedly lifted a 1200 kg stone and accomplished the feat of walking a short distance.

Gama was significantly influenced by Bruce Lee, a well-known martial artist.
Gama Pehlwan allegedly saved the lives of several Hindus during the partition, according to numerous myths and traditions. Until his passing on May 23, 1960, he continued to reside in Lahore, which had just become part of the newly formed Pakistan.

Gama Pehalwan Diet

Wow, What an Indian Wrestler; Who Did Not Lose A Single Match; Diet Of 6 Desi Chicken And 100 Roti