A Computer Scientist and WORLD ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
See him in action
Most of the times Chitpavans are known for their brain power.. Well at least in modern times... (who can forget the muscle power of Peshwes and their mighty Army ???)
On ESPN2 on October 4,2002,from 8:30pm to 9:00pm Eastern (New York Time).
On TV ASIA on August 5,2002,from 10:30pm to 11:00pm Eastern (New York Time).
Well but we are equally competent when it comes to the shear power..Don't believe ?check this out...
Jay Ranade, who is a computer scientist is one such example. Let us introduce him as four times "WORLD ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION" and an expert in martial arts.
Here is more about Jay.
Jay Ranade lives in New York City, USA, and is a Wall
Street management consultant in Information
He has written about 25 books on computers
and has published about 300 books with McGraw-Hill,
USA, in his imprint called Jay Ranade Series. It is
the largest computer book series in the world.
He is 4 times world champion in Arm Wrestling in
various weight catagories. Recently he won ISKA World
Martial Arts Championships 2002 in Power Breaking
where he broke eight 2"x8"x16" vertically stacked
concrete blocks with one strike.
Occassionally, He does fashion modelling for American
and Desi designers.
Ten generations ago, his family lost touch with
Maharashtra, when they moved to Punjab for the Third
Battle of Panipat. After the Battle, they settled down
in Punjab. Jay was born in Ludhiana, Punjab.
He is a vegetarian and occassionally teaches martial
arts meditation in New York.
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All the best Jay... we are sure you will be the champ always