جلالپور جٹاں کے روشن ستاروں
The real name of this
great wrestler from Amritsar is Vijay Kumar, popularly known as Kala
Pehalwan. He was born on 13th October, 1952. His father’s
name was Gayan Chand. He had strong body and was very fond of wrestling
from his early age. However, he started wrestling from the age of 13/15
years. He started wrestling under the supervision of MEHARDEEN PEHALWAN
who was prominent wrestler and stayed with him for about five years.
During this period, he became more tactful, powerful and won numerous
wrestlings. His ideal in wrestling was MEHNI RENIWALA, a great wrestler
of his time.
He won an exclusive
fight in Mumbai at the age of 20 and got title of “Sher-e-Punjab”. He
was also awarded “Punjab Kesri” at Anandpur Sahib when he was of only 24
twice KARTAR SINGH Pehalwan (the then Director Sports, Punjab) and also
defeated SULWINDER SHINDA (sixtimes RUSTME-PUNJAB) , NETARPAL (common
wealth silver-medalist), SUBASH (Punjab tiger), SANTOKH SINGH BAHADURGARHIA (Bharat Kesri),FATEH
SINGH(BHARAT KESRI). He also fought with numerous prominent title-holder
pehalwans (wrestlers) of that time.