Jatindra Charan Guho
Born: 13 March 1892
Died: 2 January 1972
- He popularly known by his ring name Gobar Goho was a world-famous Indian wrestler and practitioner of Pehlwani.
- He was the first Asian to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship in the United States in 1921.
- He developed his own style of wrestling which took Indian wrestling into newer heights.
- His style included his own wrestling holds like dhonka, tibbi, gadhanet, dhak, tang, pat, dhobiya pat and kulla which later became a part and parcel of Indian wrestling.
- He was famous for his vicious chops known as radda. His achievements and success inspired Bengali Hindus to take up wrestling as a career which was seen as the traditional bastion of Muslims.
- His own disciples included his son Manik and his students Banamali Ghosh, Jyotish Charan Ghosh and Biswanath Dutta.
- His followers observed his birth centenary in 1992.
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March 13, 2019