May 22, 2022

On 22 May 2022, search engine Google commemorated “The Great Gama” with a Doodle on his 144th birth anniversary.


  • Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt (1878 – 1960), commonly known as Rustam-e-Hind (Rustam of India) and by the ring name The Great Gama, was an Indian pehlwani wrestler and strongman.
  • He was Born in village Jabbowal, Amritsar District in the Punjab Province of colonial British India in 1878.
  • In the early 20th century, he was an undefeated wrestling champion of the world, and was awarded a version of the World Heavyweight Championship on 15 October 1910.
  • Undefeated in a career spanning more than 52 years, he is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.
  • During the partition of India, the Great Gama saved the lives of many Hindus and then spent the rest of his days until his death on May 23, 1960 in Lahore, Pakistan.