Google Doodle is celebrating Gama Pehlwan’s 144th birthday today. Here’s everything you need to know about him.
Google Doodle is celebrating the 144th birthday of Gama Pehlwan today. Gama Pehlwan earned the name “The Great Gama” because he went undefeated in his international matches and was widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Google said: “Gama Pehlwan was widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Gama went unbeaten in his international matches and earned the name ‘The Great Gama’. Today’s Doodle – created by guest artist Vrinda Zaveri – celebrates Gama’s achievements Pehlwan in the ring, but also the impact and representation he has brought to Indian culture.”
Besides being known as The Great Gama, Gama earned several titles during his career, most notably the Indian versions of the World Heavyweight Championship (1910) and the World Wrestling Championship (1927), where he was given the title “Tiger” after the tournament. During his visit to India, he even received a silver club from the Prince of Wales in honor of the great wrestler. Gama’s legacy continues to inspire modern fighters. According to Google’s information, even Bruce Lee was a noted admirer and incorporated aspects of Gama’s conditioning into his own workout routine! Also read: Wordle 337 Answer For May 22: Get Today’s Solution With These Wordle Hints And Clues
Lower-class and working-class migrants would compete in royal gymnasiums and gain national recognition when major tournaments were won. During these tournaments, spectators admired the wrestlers’ physique and were inspired by their disciplined lifestyle.
Gama’s workout routine included 500 lunges and 500 pushups at just 10 years old. In 1888, he took part in a falling out match with more than 400 wrestlers from around the country and won. His success at the competition earned him fame in the royal states of India. It wasn’t until he turned 15 that he started wrestling. Also read: Garena Free Fire MAX Codes Redeem before May 22: Grab the chance to claim rewards now!
By 1910, people were reading Indian newspapers with headlines praising Gama as a national hero and world champion. Gama is also considered a hero for saving many lives during the partition of India in 1947. He spent the rest of his days until his death in 1960 in Lahore, which became part of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.