Kodi Rammurthy Naidu – The Indian Hercules!

Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 by John Wood
Kodi Rammurthy Naidu “The Indian Hercules” was a renowned strongman from Veeraghattam. India — a small town, a short distance from Vizianagram in the Madras Presidency. Like many other strongmen, he was a sickly youth, having been stricken with asthma as a young man. Naidu turned to physical training to cure himself and keep right on building from there. He performed many amazing and unusual feats — lifting four men by means of a chain over his shoulder, allowing heavy wagons to drive over his body, “the human link” — stopping two motor cars being driven in opposite directions, chain breaking, etc., etc. His most remarkable feat, however, and the one that rightfully earned his nickname, was to support a four-ton elephant standing on his chest, shown above. It was said that Naidu was able tyo concentrate all his life forces — as he called them — at one or more points in is body so that great weight imposed upon them will not crush his bones or strain his muscles.
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The Wheel of Death!

Posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by John Wood
Indian Strongman Najeeb Goswami allows a cart loaded with a few hundred pounds of passengers to pass over his neck – a feat that he terms “The Wheel of Death!” Mr. Goswami was not the only one who accomplished this feat.
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