For centuries, Pehelwani boasted a huge following in Punjab. It was said that, the health of the Pehelwan reflected on the health of the society as a whole. Every year more than 1000 youngsters from Haryana, Punjab, and Delhi made their career in wrestling in India. But changing life styles and tastes, has overall changed the importance of this game. There are many big and small Akharas in India which run without government support. Still wrestlers look up to their Khalifa (master) for better training. Our intern Jyoti Rathore shares photographs from her visit to the Akhara.
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