The Great Gama (Gama Pahalwan) was born on 22-05-1878 in Jabbowal Village, Amritsar in the state of Punjab, British India as Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt. He was a British Indian Wrestler & Bodybuilder who was an undefeated world’s wrestling champion in the early 20th century.
|Other Name:||Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt, Ghulam Hussain, Gama Pehalwan, Gama Pehlwan, Rustam-e-Hind|
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The Great Gama died at the age of 82 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He died due to his illness one day after his 82nd birthday on 23-05-1960.
|DEATHDAY||23 May,1960 (Monday)|
|DEATH PLACE||Lahore, Punjab|
The Great Gama Family, Relatives and Other Relations
|Father||Muhammad Aziz Baksh|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Brother||Imam Baksh Pahalwan|
|Sons||Five (Name Not Known)|
|Daughters||Four (Name Not Known)|
He was born to Muhammad Aziz Baksh. He had a brother named Imam Baksh Pahalwan. He was married to Wazir Begum. He had nine children including four daughters and five sons.
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|Home Town||Jabbowal, Amritsar, Punjab, British India|
|Qualification||Learn Wrestling in Akhada|
|Favorite Dress||Dhoti Kurta|
|Favorite Food||Milk, Chicken, Mutton & Dry Fruit|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About The Great Gama
- His birth name was Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt.
- He was also addressed as Gama Pehalwan and The Great Gama.
- For being an undefeated world wrestling champion of the 20th century, he was called Rustam-e-Hind (Rustam of India or Champion of India), which name was earned in 1954 by Dara Singh.
- He used to do 5 thousand uthak-baithaks and 3 thousands dands in his workout in a day.
- He used to take 15-liter milk and dry fruit mixed juice a day.
- At the age of 17 in 1895, he challenged Raheem Bakhsh Sultani Wala who was 7 feet tall and was the world champion wrestler of India of that time. No one became the winner of the fight between Gama and Raheem, the fight was ended in a draw.
- One of his avid followers was the world’s famous martial artist ‘Bruce Lee’.
- Google honored him by making a Google Doodle of Gama Pehlwan on 22-05-2022 the day of his 144th birth anniversary.
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