The feats of Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt, an Indian wrestlers who competed in the early 20th century and was popularly known as “The Great Gama,” are being honoured by the Google search engine in the Doodle artwork that was published today.
The Google Doodle, which was designed by the artist Vrinda Zaveri, also recognises the wrestler’s impact on Indian culture as well as the portrayal he brought to that culture.
Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers to have ever competed. He was given the nickname “The Great Gama” due to the fact that he went through all of his international contests without suffering a single loss.
Gama was awarded many titles throughout his career. Some of these titles include the Indian editions of the World Heavyweight Championship in 1910 and the World Wrestling Championship. Gama was born in the town of Jabbowal in the district of Amritsar in Punjab (1927).
For many years, Gama Pehlwan has been a common name in India. The term “Gama Pehlwan” is frequently employed when referring to a person’s formidable capabilities. As per the Google Doodle blog, Gama Pehlwan’s fitness routine includes 500 lunges and 500 pushups when he was only 10 years old. This feat was accomplished by Gama Pehlwan.
After turning 15, he began competing in wrestling and very quickly became the subject of front-page stories in Indian newspapers, which hailed Gama as a heroic figure and global champion. The wrestling champion, who was himself a Kashmiri Muslim, is also regarded as a hero for his role in preventing the deaths of a large number of Hindus during in the partition of India in 1947, which was the year that saw the most severe outbreaks of communal violence since independence.
Lahore, which had been a part of India prior to the partition, eventually became a part of Pakistan and is where Gama Pehlwan spend the rest of his life until his death in 1960.
During his trip to India, the Prince of Wales honoured Gama Pehlwan by paying tribute to him by presenting him with a silver mace as a token of his admiration.
Gama’s legacy continues to be an inspiration to fighters in the present era. Even the famous martial artist Bruce Lee is said to be a fan of Gama and has been known to borrow elements of Gama’s preparation for his own workouts. Google Doodle site said.