5… His tryst with exercising and body building had started when he joined British Royal Air force in the year 1942. He was quoted saying by Indian express. “It was 1942 and the Quit India movement had gathered considerable momentum. I had been working as a physical instructor in the Royal Indian Air Force, when I protested against the British oppression at the camp. I slapped a British officer, who made an offensive remark against the Indians during the interrogation”.