Manohar Aich

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Manohar Aich
মনোহর আইচ
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Personal information
Nickname(s)Pocket Hercules[1]
NationalityIndian
EthnicityBengali Hindu
Born(1912-03-17)17 March 1912[2]
Comilla, Bengal, British India[3]
Died5 June 2016(2016-06-05) (aged 104)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
OccupationBodybuilder
Height1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)[1]
Spouse(s)Jyuthika Aich (1924–2002)

Manohar Aich (17 March 1912 – 5 June 2016)[2] was an Indian bodybuilder. He was the second Indian (after Monotosh Roy in 1951) to win any Mr. Universe title. He did so in the 1952 NABBA Universe Championships.

At 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m) tall, he was given the name "Pocket Hercules".[4]

On 5 June 2016, Manohar Aich died in Kolkata, aged 104 years.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Indian bodybuilding legend Manohar Aich passes away. SportsKeeda (5 June 2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mr. Universe 1952 Turns 100, Credits Healthy Lifestyle, Happiness. Yahoo (19 March 2012)
  3. "Former Mr Universe celebrates his 100th birthday", Associated Press, via The Guardian (18 March 2012)
  4. Clarke, Suzan (19 March 2012). "Mr. Universe 1952 Turns 100, Credits Healthy Lifestyle, Happiness". ABC News Blogs. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. "Manohar Aich aka Pocket Hercules dies at 104: ‘Was inspiration for all’". Indian Express (6 June 2016).
  6. "Manohar Aich: Top Indian bodybuilder dies, aged 104". BBC (6 June 2016)

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