Manohar Aich: 5 quick facts about the renowned bodybuilder

Former Mr Universe Manohar Aich died at the age of 104. Here are 5 quick facts about the celebrated bodybuilder

Manohar Aich

Manohar Aich was the first Indian to become Mr Universe in 1952, five years after the country's independence.

He was called 'Pocket Hercules' because of his short height (4ft 10 in)

Before become a body builder, he worked as a stunt man with a renowned magician

Manohar Aich
Murali Kumar of Indian Navy taking blessing of Manohar Aich after winning the title Talwalkar Classique 2013 National body building at YB Chavan ,Matunga on 28/11/2013. Pic: Bipin Kokate

He performed his last bodybuilding show in 2003 at the age of 89

He contested elections for the BJP in the early nineties but lost

  • Tens Of India09-Jun-2016

    Great inspiration for all. In 1951, he came up second best in the race for the Mr. Universe title. He decided to stay back in London to practice and train. Since living in London was costly, he worked there as a bus conductor. Interestingly, a year later, in 1952, his dedication paid off and he went on to win the title!

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