Manohar Aich

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Manohar Aich, is an Indian bodybuilder. He was born on 17 March 1913 in Comilla district (now in Bangladesh), in a remote village named Dhamti.He won the 1952 Mr. Universe - Group III championship. He is also three-time Asian Games gold medalist in body building. Being only 4'11" tall, he was given the name "Pocket Hercules". He currently lives in Kolkata and has retained an excellent physique even at the age of 97 years.His chest measured 54 inches with a waist of 23 inches giving him the best v-cut.

From childhood he was interested in strength related sports, such as wrestling, weight-lifting, etc. Among other popular games, like the rest of the world, he is highly interested in Football.

At the age of 12, due to a sudden attack of black-fever, his health broke down. However he regain his strength by physical fitness exercises. He started bodybuilding exercises such as push-ups (earlier known as dips), pull-ups (known as chinning), squats, crunches (sit-ups). Exercising with clubs was a very popular form at that time. Even Manohar used to do the same. He used to do only free-hand exercises with thousands of repetitions in every set.

Manohar was first introduced to weight-training when he joined the Indian Air Force (then known as Royal Air Force) during 1943. But by that time he had built his structure by the dint of hard work and thousands of repetitions of freehand exercises. Due to his enviable physique, he was highly praised by the then...
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