Who is Gama Pehlwan – Life Story, Kushti Video, Family Tree and Gama Pehlwan vs Dara Singh

Who is Gama Pehlwan

Gama Pehlwan was one of the greatest Wrestlers India has Witnessed and was never defeated even by the greatest Wrestlers of the World. Gama’s real name was “Gulam Mohammad Baksh” who had even lifted the 1200kg of stone and had carried it from a Specific Distance thus this tells that how much Strength he was having in himself despite being only 5 feet in height. He was never defeated by anyone even though the “World Championship Wrestling” tournament was a draw Match.

gama-pehlwan
gama-pehlwan

So to read even more such insights and other shocking secrets of Gama Pehlwan then continue reading the blog.

Life story

If one had ever Visited the Museum of Vadodara, then one must have seen the Stone of 1200kg on which it is written that in the year 1902 “Gulam Mohammad Baksh” walked while Holding the Stone. On listening to this it makes one amazed thus he is known as “Gama Pehlwan” who did many Records in Wrestling and not only won the “Rustom-e-Hind” title but also won the Rustom-e-Jahan” title and thus was one of the “Greatest World Champion Wrestler” of India.

gama-pehlwan the great
gama-pehlwan the great

He has to suffer a great setback in his life due to the death of his father when Gama was just 5 years old but wrestling was in his Blood. Thus later King of Madhya Pradesh “Bhavani Singh” took care of his training and Diet. Though his height was small his dedication and Wrestling technique were enough to make him the “Greatest Wrestler” of all time.

Later when he was 12 years of age, in one of the Competitions held in Jodhpur he was had defeated about 400 Wrestlers and was among the Top 10 Wrestlers who were greater in height and age than Gama, thus he was the Winner and later he didn’t stop and went on winning many more Titles.

Gama-Pehlwan

In Lahore Gama had a fight with “Rustom-e-Hind” and “Rahim Baksh” whom no one had defeated thus the fight between Gama and Rahim took place in Lahore. Thus in that Historic match where Gama was just 5 feet and Rahim was 7 feet and thus in that match no one won as it was a draw. From that watch, he became famous all over India. Thus he made even more Shocking records and thus was never defeated by anyone. But later in 1920 at an age of 80, he died due to some heart issues but his talent will always remain immortal in the hearts of people.

Childhood

This great man was born in Amritsar in the year 1878 on 22 May, and his father, as well as his Uncle both, were Wrestlers thus he was born in Environment where everyone was a Wrestler.

Family

Gama-Pehlwan Family
Gama-Pehlwan Family

Legendary Gama Pehlwan was born to “Mohammad Aziz Baksh” who was also a wrestler but he lost his life when Gama was just 5 years old later his mother made him a true warrior. Gama later got married and had 6 sons of which 5 sons died due to some unknown reasons. He also had daughters and the name of his only son was “Aslam” who was also a Record-Breaking Wrestler. Gama also had one brother named  Imam Baksh Pehlwan who was also one of the renowned Wrestlers.

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Gama Pehlwan and Shahu Maharaj

Gama Pehlwan and Shahu Maharaj

Gama Pehlwan had to meet Shahu Maharaj who was the First Maharaja of the Indian Princely States of Kolhapur who awarded Gama Pehlwan and thus was impressed by the Astonishing Wrestling skills despite having a height of just 5 feet.

Gama Pehlwan Vs Dara Singh

Dara Singh is also considered one of the greatest Wrestlers of India and he was seen as playing the role of “Hanuman” in the Religious serial “Ramayan”. He participated in about more than 500 wrestling matches. In 19adsath after winning the World Champion Title, he was given the title of “Rustom-e-Hind”.

Gama Pehlwan Vs Dara Singh
Gama Pehlwan Vs Dara Singh

Dara Singh’s weight was 115kg and his diet included about 4 to  5 liter of Milk, 250gm of Ghee, 250gm of nuts, and half kg of Chicken along with Roti’s and fruit diet. So both Dara Singh and Gama Pehlwan were unique in their way and thus there is no need for Comparison between them.

Gama Pehlwan Diet

Gama Pehlwan Diet
Gama Pehlwan Diet

Gama use to take about 10 liters of Milk in his diet which included Almonds and half a liter of Ghee in it. And along with this, he use to have 4 to 5 Chickens with 30 Rotis and Dahi. And his fruit diet involves 2 to 3 plates of fruit. And he use to have about 2 to 3 kg  Khoya sweets during the weekends. And to Digest such a heavy diet he use to do a very heavy workout. He use to do 5000 baithak which is the Hindu Squat and in between those sets, he use to take 85kg of stone in his Neck and use to take baithak along with stone in his neck.

Gama Pehlwan Lifted Stone

Gama Pehlwan Lifted Stone of 1200 Kilo
Gama Pehlwan Lifted Stone of 1200 Kilo

In the Museum of Vadodara, the Stone of almost 1200kg is kept as a Historic Stone because it was lifted by Gama Pehlwan in the year 1902 on 23rd December. And he had walked with the Stone weighing 1200 kg, this tells that the legendary “Gama Pehlwan” had a talent which no one have ever defeated.

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Gama Pehlwan Son

Gama Pehlwan Son
Gama Pehlwan Son

His Son’s name is Aslam Pehlwan, he was a Pakistani Professional Wrestler and also a World Weight Lifting Champion. As he was the son of great legendary Wrestler “Gama Pehlwan” and thus had taken all the qualities of his father and he was ranked in the 9th Position by the “Official Wrestling Rating” in the year 1968. Thus there is no more information about his son.

Gama Pehlwan Kushti

Faq About Gama Pehlwan

Who is the Best Pehlwan in the World?

“Gama Pehlwan” is considered a great Wrestler of all time till today because he was the only Wrestler to lift a stone worth 1200kg and during his workout sessions, he used to do 5000 Squats and 3000 push-ups daily and played many matches in which one defeated him.

How Strong is Gama Pehlwan?

Gama Pehlwan started wrestling when he was 10 years old and thus weighed around 100kg in his 20s he was also honored by

What did Gama Pehlwan eat?

He use to take 10 liters of milk,4 to 5 Chickens, half a liter of ghee in the milk, and around 30 Rotis and 2 to 3 plates full of fruits.

Conclusion

Thus this great man Motivated even “Bruce Lee”, he inspired Bruce lee because of his Workout plan and even received Rewards from The Great “Jamshedji Tata” and even more great people. Though we loosed him he will always remain immortal in the hearts of people.

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