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When MGR hosted fish gravy lunch to American boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • Tamil Comments

One of the most unforgettable sportsmen ever in the history of the world is Muhammad Ali the American boxer who earned the nickname Knockout King by Indian fans of the time. He was known to fell his opponents through knockout punches and fables of his epic fights are still spoken around the globe.

Though the legend passed away in 2016 the current generation are spellbound watching his fights on YouTube.  His staggering record of 56 wins in 61 matches and that too 37 by means of knockout is still unparalleled. 

Vaarta has brought out a special podcast about the life and times of Muhammad Ali which is a miss, not an episode for not only sports lovers but for others too as the icon remains a great inspiration.

An interesting trivia for the people of Tamil Nadu is that in the year 1980 the then Chief Minister of the state MGR presided over a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Ellis and fans went gaga seeing both the superstars together.

It has been reported that MGR hosted a special lunch for Muhammad Ali at his house and the fish gravy with rice delicacy floored the sportsman so much that he embraced the leader and thanked him.  There is more on this legend in the Vaarta app that 

You can listen to the podcast here

 

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