Gama Pehlwan Height, Weight, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ghulam Muhammad Bakhsh Butt is commonly known as Gama Pehlwan and got the title of Rustam-e-Hindustan. He was a strongest man of Sub-Continent and was awarded as World Heavyweight Champion. As a wrestler he remained undefeatable through out of his golden career. Gama was born on 22 May,1878 in Amritsar, India during the British Rule and after the partition on sub-continent in 1947, he was in the dominion of India and migrated to Pakistan, where he spent rest of his life.

Gama Pehlwan won over 5000 matches in his career . He first enter in wrestling championship at the age of just 17 . Gama played on national and International level and made his name in fame by attaining the title of Rustam-e-Hind and The Great Gama . The Legendary Gama Pehlwan spent his last years in chronic heart disease and died on May 23 , 1960 in Lahore , Pakistan .


Gama Pehlwam
Real NameGhulam Mohammad Baksh
Title(s)Rustam-e-Hind, Rustam-e-Zamana, The Great Gama
Ring NameGama Pehlwan

Physical Stats & More

Balled Height5 Feet 8″ Inches
Weight110 Kilogram
Body Measurements ( approx)Chest; 46 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 22 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Personal Life

Date of Birth12 May 1878
Date of Death23 May 1960
BirthplaceVillage, Jabbowal Amritsar, Punjab, British India
HometownAmritsar, Punjab, Inida
Place of DeathLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Death CauseAfter a chronic illness of heart and asthma
Age (at the time of death)82 Years
Zodiac signGemini

Gama Pehlwan Son

Gama Pehlwan’s son’s name Aslam Pehwlan. Who is known as Pehlwani like his father. And his son was a Pakistani professional Wrestler and professional wrestling world heavyweight champion.

Gama Pehlwan Family

Gama Pehlwan father name is Muhammad Aziz Baksh who was also a famous Pehlwan ( wrestler ) . His brother Imam Baksh was also a pehlwan . Gama married for two times and he has five sons and four daughters in his family . All the son of Gama died at very young age due to which he suffers heart attacks and got ill . Wife of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif wife Kulsom Nawaz is a granddaughter of Gama Pehlwan .

Gama and his brother Imam Baksh Pelwan
Gama and his brother Imam Baksh
  • Father : Muhammad Aziz Baksh
  • Mother : Name Not Known
  • Sister : Not Known
  • Religion : Islam
  • Hobby : Doing Workouts
  • Ethnicity : Kashmiri

Gama’s Diet and Training :

According to the sources Gama Pehlwan drinks 8 Liter of milk daily in his diet routine . He daily eats six desi chickens and also drink a tonic made up of crushed almonds ( 1 pound ) .

And if we talk about his training he daily battle with his fellow pehlwans who are 40 in numbers . He used to have 3000 pushups and 500 Baithak daily . Gama lift almost 95 kg disc made of stone during his baithak .

 Lifting Hass of Rutom- e-Hind
Gama Pehlwan Hass he used during training


Gama Pehlwan started his wrestling career at the age of 10 . He take part in a strongman competition and stand in last 15 . But due to his performance and young Maharaja of Jodhpur declares him winner . Later he goes to Baroda to attend wrestling competition and he lifted 1200 kilogram stone which is now kept in Baroda Museum as a achievement of Late Gama Pehlwan .

At the age of 17 , Gama Pehlwan get in a fight with another famous wrestler Raheem Baksh Sultani Wala . Both Gama and Raheem fought for hours and the match ended with draw . This is the turning point for Gama’s career . Gama also played in international tournaments and encounter with many famous international wrestler . Once he said that he has faced many rivals but Raheem Baksh Sultani Wala was the difficult one to defeat .

Raheem Baksh Sultani Wala
Raheem Baksh Sultani Wala

Bruce Lee ( martial artist , actor , filmmaker ) was the great admirer of Gama and follows his diet routine . He also read articles about him and add his training skills into his martial arts training .

Gama Pehlwan played and won upto 5000 wrestling matches . The Great Gama is undefeatable and was the shining star of Wrestling Ring . He has given the titles of Rustam-e-Hind, Rustam-e-Zamana, The Great Gama for his great pehlwani . The book The Great Gama was also written on the life of Gama Pehlwan .

Gama Pehlwan Birthday

On the 144th Aniversary of Great Gama Google make a Doodle on him and give him tribute by saying

” Gama’s lagecy continues to inspire modern day fighters . Even Bruce Lee is a known admirer and incorporates aspects of Gama’s conditioning into his own training routine “

Doodle of Gama Pehlwan on his 144th Aniversary by Google


  • Gama Pehlwan aws born in Amritsar , Punjab during the British Rule of Sub – Continent .
  • He is famous for his great Pehlwani skills and awarded with World Heavyweight lifter wrestler .
  • His father Muhammad Aziz Baksh and brother Imam Baksh was also a great wrestler .
  • Gama had five sons and all of his sons died in very young age .
  • He was died with chronic heart disease and asthma .
  • After the partition of sub-continent he moved to Pakistan in 1945 and live the rest of his life in Lahore .
  • He died in 1960 in Lahore , Pakistan .
  • Bruce Lee was the great follower and admirer of Gama Pehlwan .
  • Kulsom Nawaz ( wife of former president Nawaz Sharif ) and Saira Bano are the granddaughters of Gama Pelwan .

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