Google says that Bruce Lee has also been one of his fans, who were crazy about his training routine. Gama Pehalwan was born in 1878 in Amritsar. He was named Ghulam Muhammad Baksh Dutt. Born in a family of wrestlers, Gama had inherited wrestling. In 1910, Gama was given the World Heavyweight title.
His hard work can be gauged from the fact that at the age of 10, he used to do 500 sit-ups and 500 push-ups. This was part of his daily routine. In 1888, he won the meet competition in which 400 wrestlers from all over the country participated. From here he started getting fame at an early age.
One of his exploits is remembered even today, when in 1902 he lifted a 1200 kg stone. According to the reports, now that stone is kept in the museum of Baroda. One of his matches in wrestling is counted as a famous match with Rahim Baksh Sultaniwala. Sultaniwala was a wrestler about 7 feet tall while Gama’s height was 5.8 feet. The two clashed four times in which the first three matches were drawn and the fourth was won by Gama.
Impressed by Gama’s power, the Prince of Wales, who came to visit India, presented him with a silver mace as an honor. Gama spent his last days in Lahore and died in 1960. Google today remembered the great Gama who made India’s name famous worldwide in the field of wrestling. Gamma’s art on the doodle has been prepared by artist Vrinda Zaveri.