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The real king of Wrestling… who had shown at the age of 17 that he is the uncrowned king of wrestling? His name is Ghulam Muhammad Butt. Whom everyone is known as the Great Gama. Yes. We are talking about the wrestler Gama. The wrestler who was an example of every powerful man. Do you think you are the wrestler Gama?
He was born on 22nd May 1878. The city of Amritsar.Though he came from a wrestling background. Gama was just 10 when there was a bet as to… who can do the most push-ups at a function in Jodhpur? And the 10-year-old Gama was counted among the top 15 wrestlers. And then the king of Jodhpur declared Gama the winner… because the courage he showed at the age of 10 was indeed praiseworthy. It would shock you how Gama used to prepare for a wrestling bout. He would wrestle with 40 wrestlers every day. He would do 5000 sit-ups and 3000 push-ups. His everyday diet was 15-liter milk and a whole load of almond paste. (The real King of the Wrestling The great Gama ( Ghulam Muhammad Butt)
At the age of 17 Gama challenged the then champion, Rahim Baksh Sultaniwala. The Rahim Baksh Sultaniwala hailed from Gujranwala… which became a part of Pakistan after 1947. Rahim Baksh was roughly 7 feet tall and the Gama was 5.7 feet long. They had a wrestling bout. It was a clash of the titans. Rahim Baksh Sultaniwala has passed his prime. But still, he gave the young Gama a run for his money and this bout proved to be a draw.
By 1910 Gama had defeated almost all the greatest wrestlers in his region. When he went to London for the first time, he was not allowed to participate in wrestling. Then Gama threw a challenge, he told to Britishers get three great wrestlers of any category, I will throw them out within thirteen minutes. But no one volunteered to come for the wrestling, everyone thought he was joking. Then he again said come on and said if I lose I will pay all the prize money and I will leave. And one wrestler accepted his request and he has come after the other. The great Gama threw one out in 1 minute and 40 seconds. In the second round, he throws in 9 minutes 10 seconds. And Gama had trounced around 12 international wrestlers in two days. The real King of the Wrestling The great Gama ( Ghulam Muhammad Butt)
And then Stanislaus Zbyszko who was among the best wrestlers in the world, The Great Gama had a bout with him and this bout was long. And Zbyszko’s condition was very bad during the bout with Gama. That he was on the defensive for almost two and a half hours. But later Zbyszko did not take the ring. And then Gama was declared the winner.
American Benzamine Roller, France Maurice Deriaz, European champion Johann Lemm, World champion Jesse Peterson. The great Gama was trounced by all of them.
Gama went head to head against Rahim Baksh Sultaniwala by and by. What’s more, this time after a long session Gama got successful. What’s more, at whatever point Gama would be approached to name his hardest rival, he would consistently take Rahim Baksh Su His fame spread far and wide. And the prince of Wales gave Gama a silver maze.
Gama came for the bout in 1928 at Patiala India, where everyone was waiting for Gama. He squared off against Zbyszko again. And this time Gama outdid himself. He beat Zbyszko in just forty-two seconds. Gama who never lost in wrestling, someone who defeated both national and international wrestlers. After the partition he shifted to Pakistan, Gama spent his last days in Lahore Pakistan. The government gave him to land but still, he spent his last days in great poverty. (The real King of the Wrestling The great Gama ( Ghulam Muhammad Butt)
One of his huge fans G. D. Birla started a monthly pension of 2000 rupees. The government too gave him a pension of 300 rupees per month. It even volunteered to pay for his medicines for as long as he is alive. Gama was demise on 23rd May 1960. Even martial artists like Bruce Lee were greatly impressed by Gama’s daily routines. Bruce Lee excessively embraced a portion of his activity schedule. Ghulam Muhammad Butt was otherwise known as Gama Pehelwan was consistently triumphant, as was his name.
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