Indian body builder, Manohar Aich has passed on. He died on Sunday aged 104 as a result of an age-related complications in the city of Calcutta, India.

Manohar Aich was a very important part of Indian History – in 1952, 5 years after India’s Independence, he became the first Indian to become Mr. Universe.

He was popularly known as ‘Pocket Hercules’, due to his 4 foot 11 inch frame. In his lifetime, he won several titles which included the Asian body building championships.

He is popular in India for his diet, which is simply referred to as ‘Manohar Aich diet’. The diet consists of Milk, Fruits, Vegetables, Rice and Fish.

He ones said his diet is the secret to his long life. He is survived by four children.

Author: Ope Adedeji