Kohkan said his father would always say that it was simple to stay healthy by eating “healthy and exercise regularly.”
Known as India’s pocket Hercules, he was encouraged to take up body building by an English officer Reub Martin which later turned into passion during his stint at the Royal Air Force under British colonial rulers.
The following year, he had for the first time attempted the Mr Universe title in London only to finish a runner-up.
Determined to win, he clinched the coveted title in 1952, and thereafter it was no stopping him. He later went on to win gold medals in Asian Body Building championships.
His sons, though not body builders, helped him in pursuing his dream of producing champion bodybuilders.
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Over the years he had only one wish, to meet his Mr Universe counterpart Arnold Schwarzenegger, but unfortunately that wish till his death had remained unfulfilled.