LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Manohar Aich, Mr. Universe 1952 from India (photos below), revealed to news today his secrets to health and longevity. Manohar Aich turned one hundred years old Sunday. Still in good health, Aich says he has one last goal during his lifetime, however: to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Manohar Aich was the 1950 Mr. Hercules winner. The next year, he told news he was going to try to win the Mr. Universe 1951 completion. After he finished second in the contest held in London, he remained in the city for the next twelve months with the hope of winning the following year.
His plans paid off. Manohar Aich won the Mr. Universe 1952 competition. His amazing achievement earned him the title of Pocket Hercules. He was 4’11” tall at the time.
Over the next few years, Aich finished several times in the top ten results of the Mr. Universe competition. In 1960, he shocked news and critics with a fourth place finished at age forty-seven. At the time, he dazzled international news reporters with his ability to tear one thousand five hundred page books.
Longevity studies have been under fire in recent years. Multiple groups have recently told news that the way in which analyze aging needs to be reexamined. For example, does red wine help you live longer? “[The premise] should have been abandoned five years ago,” said Richard A. Miller of the University of Michigan, last year to the New York Times.
In 2011, David Gems and Linda Partridge, researchers on aging at University College London, said “The biology of aging is a young field with emerging pitfalls.” But Leonard Guarente of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 told news “I think the whole thing is a tempest in a teapot”.
For now, Manohar Aich credits fitness to his longevity. He still flexes to news reporters. He was honored locally by news on his hundredth birthday. But he still hopes that he meets Arnold Schwarzenegger before he dies.