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Odishatv Bureau

Google on Sunday celebrated the 144th birth anniversary of India's undefeated wrestler, Gama Pehlwan, popularly known as 'The Great Gama'.

The search engine giant floated a doodle in honour of the Amritsar-born wrestler and his legendary feats in the ring and also the impact he brought to Indian culture.

Born Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt, he went on to script more than five decades of glittering career in wrestling during which he remained entirely undefeated, a record that still stands tall.

He was honoured with the title, Rustam-e-Hind and was renowned as The Great Gama for his in-ring accomplishments in the early 20th century.

According to Google, Gama's workout regime was beyond belief as he included hundreds of lunges and the equal number of pushups during his teenage period.

He had won multiple wrestling and heavyweight championships at the national and world level during his career. After the partition, Gama moved to Pakistan where he remained until his death in 1960.

Great martial artist Bruce Lee was also said to be an avid follower of Gama's strict fitness and conditioning routine in his own lifestyle. His never-lose legacy which inspired many pehlwans to legends like the great Dara Singh continues to motivate the present generation.

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