Manohar Aich: 5 quick facts about the renowned bodybuilder

Jun 06, 2016, 16:53 IST | midday online correspondent

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

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