Tuesday, 29 March 2011


The "Great" Gama (Urdu: گاما پھلوان ) (ca.1882 - May 22, 1953)[1][2] also known as "Gama Pahelvan", and "Lion of the Punjab", born Ghulam Muhammad (Urdu: غلام محمد), in Amritsar, Punjab, British India, was a renowned Kashmiri wrestler, warrior and a practitioner of Pehlwani wrestling. He was awarded the South Asian version of the World Heavyweight Championship on October 15, 1910. To this date he is the only wrestler in history who remained undefeated his whole life,[citation needed] which was substantial, as his career had spanned more than 50 years. He has been billed as the greatest Pehlwani wrestler in history. After India's independence in 1947, Gama moved to Pakistan. Kulsoom Butt, the wife of Nawaz Sharif was the grand-daughter of Gama. Gama was a Kashmiri of the Butt clan.

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