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Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in India

Cebu : Philippines | Mar 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM PDT
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Skooter reporting 03/19/12

Happiness and a life without tensions or shall we say “stress” are the secrets of a former Mr. Universe longevity who has just recently turned 100 Sunday. In addition to that, a simple diet of milk, fruits and vegetables coupled with rice, lentils and fish have kept him on his toes. And of course, he neither smoke nor touched alcohol.

Although only 4 feet and 11 inches (150 centimeters) tall, Manohar Aich triumphed over many trials in life, including battling poverty and a time in prison, to accomplish body building glory.

In the eastern city of Kolkata, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren bunched up Sunday to celebrate his birthday the day before.

In 1952, Aich took the year’s Mr. Universe body building title. Hindu priests recited prayers and a feast was held to honor him.

Aich was born in the small town of Comilla in Bengal.

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