Monday, 6 June 2016
India’s first Mr Universe Manohar Aich passes away
India’s first Mr Universe and eelebrated body-builder Manohar Aich passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal age-related ailments. He was 104. Manohar Aich had won the Mr. Universe title in 1952 and was nicknamed ‘Pocket Hercules’ due to his 4-feet, 11-inch frame. He was also nicknamed “Bahubali”. About Manohar Aich Born onMarch 17, 1912 in Tipperah, Bengal in then British India (now in Bangladesh). He had joined theRoyal Indian Air Force in 1942 under British colonial rulers. He took up Body building after he was encouraged by British officers to do so. He was first Indian to win the title post-independence. He had won the 1952 NABBA Universe Championships. In 1950, he had won Mr. Hercules contest at the age of 36. In 1991, he unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections as a BJP candidate. He had finished third, collecting over 1.63 lakh votes.
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