WRESTLING HERITAGE

British wrestling history 

S: Singh - Ski

Wrestling Heritage A - Z

Amarjit Singh
Not to be confused with Ajit Singh. Amarjit was a  1970s light heavyweight from Punjab who settled in Leicester where he formed a tag partnership with his cousin Joginda Singh known as the Bengal Tigers. They were trained by their friend and former welterweight Gentleman Jim Lewis, who took the role of their manager.

Dalibir Singh (Also known as Tiger Singh, Gil Singh)
One of the 1970 and 1980s greats who used a variety of names from Gilbert, through Gil and Dalibir, to be known as the hard-working British Heavyweight Champion Tiger Singh.  

Gained his international wings when part of the Yorkshire contingent in the 1974 German tournaments.  Never achieved much success at all in Germany  and even by 1978 he was losing there to Barry Douglas, whom he would have been expected to defeat every time in the UK.  In this sense he is the inverse of Caswell Martin.  Singh feuded regularly with the similarly styled Ray Steele.  Probably too regularly, an overdose of straight wrestling as an antidote to the unbelievable excesses of Big Daddy and others.  One wonders whether the Crabtrees required their heavyweight champion to bottle any charisma to protect their elder member.  Oft criticised for lacking colour Tiger Singh did bring much needed credibility t o professional wrestling at a time it was sadly lacking elsewhere.

Daula Singh (Also known as Tiger Daula)
Highly rated Indian heavyweight from the Punjab, he stood over six feet tall and was almost as wide. Trained by his older brother, Fazal Daula, Daula was at his peak when he made his earlier visits to Britain in the 1930s. "Referee," an Australian publication wrote in August, 1937, that following his tour of Australia "Strangler  will journey to England and put the kybosh on Tiger Daula, a big Indian at present busily engaged in breaking the bones of Pukka Sahibs in London." We have no record of such a match ever taking place but Daula did have wins over Francis St Clair Gregory, Bulldog Bill Garnon, Ray St Bernard and Martin Bucht.  

We discover our first report of Tiger Daula in February, 1937, wrestling in Plymouth and said to be the Champion of India. He certainly made an impression and was nicknamed "Uncrowned Champion of the World."

The barefooted Indian worked his way around Britain as Tiger Daula, arriving first in 1936  before returning to India in 1939. Returned in 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1963 as Daula Singh, working for Joint Promotions, with televised matches against Bill Verna (in September, 1957) and Dave Armstrong (in October, 1957).

Joginda Singh
One time farmer and 1970s light-heavyweight from Punjab settled in Leicester where he formed a tag partnership with his cousin Amarjit Singh known as the Bengal Tigers, trained by former welterweight Gentleman Jim Lewis who appeared in the ring as their manager. 

Kashmir Singh
Popular Wolverhampton wrestler Kashmir Singh was a frequent tag partner of Big Daddy, but those who saw him utter nothing but praise for his skill in the ring, so we'll forgive him. Not only an accomplished wrestler Kashmir was also a well respected referee, said to be one of the good ones who knew just when to look away!