Hamida Banu: A Comprehensive Account of the Amazing Life of India's First Female Wrestler

"Beat me in a bout and I'll marry you" . According to the BBC, Ms. Banu issued this challenge to male wrestlers in February 1954.Hamida Banu was born in the early 1900s in the Uttar Pradesh region of Aligarh. She is regarded as the first professional lady wrestler in India. During the 1940s and 1950s, she became well-known during a period when social conventions strongly prevented women from participating in sports. Her extraordinary achievements and charismatic demeanour made her a worldwide celebrity. She was a trailblazer in her era, and people in India and around the globe are inspired by her bravery. The Google Doodle of today also honours the extraordinary life and legacy of Ms. Banu.