The Great Gama’s death anniversary: Here are 10 lesser-known facts about India’s greatest wrestler

Ghulab Mohammad Baksh Butt commonly known as the Great Gama is no less than folklore in both India and Pakistan. His strength is still a myth to the common minds. Born on May 22, 1878, Gama was first noticed at the age of 10 at the strongman competition held in Jodhpur. Over four hundred wrestlers had participated in the tournament. However, Gama defeated them all winning the contest.

After the partition, Gama moved to Pakistan and took his last breath in Lahore on May 23, 1960. On the occasion of his death anniversary, we bring you some of the lesser-known facts about the...Read more