Google Doodle is celebrating the 144th birthday of nice wrestler Ghulam Muhammad Bakhsh Butt, popularly often known as Gama Pehlwan or The Nice Gama, to recollect and honour his accomplishments.
At the moment’s Doodle has been created by visitor artist Vrinda Zaveri.
Gama Pehlwan was born on this present day in 1878 in Amritsar. He fought a complete of 5000 bouts in his total provider and was thought of essentially the most profitable wrestler of the final century. Staying undefeated for 22 years earned Gama Pehlwan the title of “undefeated champion” as nicely.
Undefeated champion: Google Doodle celebrates Gama Pehlwans 144th birthdayAccording to the outline of as we speak’s Doodle, Gama’s exercise routine included 500 lunges and 500 pushups at solely 10 years outdated. In 1888, he competed in a lunge contest with over 400 wrestlers from across the nation and gained. His success on the competitors gained him fame all through the royal states of India. It wasn’t till he turned 15 that he picked up wrestling.
“By 1910, people were reading newspapers with headlines praising Gama as a national hero and world champion,” the Google Doodle weblog stated.
After the division of the sub-continent, Gama migrated to Pakistan and spent the remainder of his days till his loss of life in 1960 in Lahore.
Persevering with his legacy, Gama Pehlwan’s nephew Bholo Pehlwan held the tile of nationwide wrestling champion of Pakistan for 20 years.