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Gama Pehlwan, considered unbeatable in the ring, was one of the top wrestlers of all time.
‘The Great Gama’ remained undefeated in international matches throughout his career, and was even given the title of “Tiger" after he won the World Wrestling Championship in 1927.
Gama Pehlwan who is considered to be one of the top wrestlers of all time as he remained undefeated in international matches in his career.
Traditional wrestling in North India started to develop around the early 1900s.
Lower class and working class migrants would compete in royal gymnasiums and gained national recognition when lavish tournaments were won.
Gama’s workout routine included 500 lunges and 500 pushups at only 10 years old. In 1888, he competed in a lunge contest with over 400 wrestlers from around the country and won.
Gama earned many titles during his career, notably the Indian versions of the World Heavyweight Championship (1910) and the World Wrestling Championship (1927) where he was bestowed with the title of “Tiger" after the tournament.