Manohar Aich who is India's 1st Mr. Universe
Manohar Aich from East Indian state of West Bengal is one of the oldest and Greatest body-builders in the world.
Born in a poor family, Aich braved monetary odds to pursue his passion. He joined the Royal Air Force in the British-ruled India in 1942.He was very patriotic and was also imprisoned for slapping a British officer who had passed oppressive remarks against Indians. He began his weight training seriously while in jail. He would spend hours in physical exercises.
In 1949 He was released from jail.
In 1950, at the age of 37, He won the Mr. Hercules contest.
In 1951 he stood second in the Mr. Universe contest.
In 1952 he won the Mr. Universe title.
He also won three straight Asian Games gold medals for India.
His last show was performed at 2003 at the age of 90.
This 101-year young sports icon is yet to receive any recognition from either the state or the central government.
God bless him with strength.