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gama pehalwan wrestler


Indian Sports Personality

Ahmad Baksh Gama was born in Datiya (MP). He was fond of wrestling since
his childhood. By 20, he had defeated all most all the national level wrrestlers.

"Rustam-e-Hind" Gama pehalwan, who
brought the Indian style of wrestling to international sports and lend it credentials, had tricks of the trade running
in his blood. In 1910, a wrestling match was organised for the award of the title "Rustam-e-Hind", Gama defeated all
the wrestlers and earned the title. Gama's last match was with J.C Peterson whom he defeated in 45 seconds.

Gama wrestled for many years and always emerged victorious. One of his greatest quality was that he had not only a sense
of self respect but was very friendly in nature. He died in Lahore on 22nd May in 1960.


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