In 1952 Monhar Aich won the Mr. Universe International Body Building Championship. Today he still stands happy and healthy as ever, even at the age of 100. He celebrated his birthday in Kolkata, an eastern city in India, with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren this past Sunday.
So how does this 4 foot 11 inch, “Pocket Hercules,” as he was nicknamed continue to stay healthy? A simple diet and balanced lifestyle keep him going strong. His diet consists of milk, fruits, vegetables, rice, lentils and fish. A primarily vegetarian diet keeps his body going strong.
Throughout his years, Aich has been training other bodybuilders to follow in his footsteps. As he told the Indian Express newspaper, “I didn't become rich. There is not much money in bodybuilding, but there is respect. And for that, I wouldn't mind being a bodybuilder in my next life as well."
While Aich has led a fulfilled and happy life, his one regret is never having me his fellow Mr. Universe, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.