Zubair Jhara (wrestler)

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Zubair Jhara Pahalwan
Birth nameMuhammad Zubair Aslam
Born(1960-11-24)November 24, 1960
Lahore, Pakistan
DiedSeptember 10, 1991(1991-09-10) (aged 30)[1]
Lahore, Pakistan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Pride of Pakistan
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Billed weight211 lb (96 kg)
Trained byAslam Pahalwan
Arshad Bijli

Zubair Aslam, (24 November 1960 – 10 September 1991) also known as Jhara Pahalwan (Urdu: جھارا پہلوان) was a Pakistani wrestler who remained undefeated in his career.[1]

In 1979, Jhara defeated Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in the fifth round. Later, Jhara and Inoki became good friends.[1][2]


He died of heart failure on 10 September 1991.[3] He was buried at Bholu Pahalwan Gymnasium, Lahore. In 2015, Inoki announced to take Jhara's nephew Haroon Abid under his guardianship in Japan.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Revival of Bholu Brothers' legacy". Dawn (newspaper). 25 March 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Jhara family produces a wrestler after 26 years". Dunya News. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  3. ^ "History of Zubair Aslam a.k.a. Jhara Pahalwan (wrestler)". January 1, 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2018.