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Dispatches from The Pushkar Fair Photography Expedition™

Photography workshop rajasthan. Pushkar Camel Fair photography workshop. . Portrait of a wrestler, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Photo: © Dariusz Klemens

An Iron Will

Mohan Babu son of Thana Ram, is 68 years’ old. In his youth, after winning some national competitions, Mohan became a wrestler of note in India.

An employee of Indian Railways for all of his working life, Mohan started wrestling when he was 18. He still trains every morning, at the same gym and wrestling ground in central Jodhpur, where has been coming for the past 48 years – He’s an awesome chap.

Mohan Babu’s daily routine includes heavy-weight lifting. On the wall behind him, two unlikely neighbours guard the wrestling arena: Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Hanuman, the Hindu Monkey God patron of wrestlers.

Day 12 of our Pushkar Fair Photography Expedition ™2014

 

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