Thumbnail

Manjit Singh was born in village Bharta near Mahilpur, district Hoshiarpur, Punjeb, India on 10 march 1950.

He was only 3 months old when his Mom died and left him without any brothers or sisters.
His father Amar Singh was in the Indian Army
He was brought up by his grand-mom, Raj Kaur and grandfather Banta Singh.

At the early age he had to go through many pains and difficulties due to poverty. He had no shoe to wear in the scorching heat of 40c when going to school about 3 miles everyday. He had to run from one tree shade to another to avoid the feet being burnt.
He studied his higher secondary education from government boys higher secondary school, Mahilpur. he wanted to go to collage for further education but had no fee of Rupees 140 to pay as collage
admission. He worked one month with a tube-well company to earn Rupees 142. He finished his BA in economics and english with good marks. He got BA B Ed from Ramgarhia Collage Phagwara in 1973.

During School days he started lifting stones for fun and to let his friends know how strong he was. He carried on this fun during collage in the form of weightlifting. He became national
champion forweightlifting in 1973 at the age 23. He joined the Indian Police Force in 1974
when he could not get a Government Teaching job. He worked in the Police for two years and left the country for the United Kingdom to get married to his wife Mahinder Kaur.
On 15 January 1977 he landed at Heathrow Airport to see both heavy snow and his wife first time. He got married on 29th January 1977. This was the start of his struggle as a household person. He first worked in the British United shoe machenery on Belgrave Road, Leicester as an electro plater. He worked there for three years till 1980 and then went to British shoe corporation where he worked as a stacker (heavy job) those days he joined Sugar's Gym in Leicester to get some physique. He did good training in the gym everyone was wondering to see a small man lifting huge weights. He use to go to work at 6am till 2pm daily. At 3pm he was going to the Gym for one hour daily. He worked their till June 1986.

Thumbnail

 

He left his job to start his own business as ladies shoe manufacturing with the help of lotus shoes and Peter Black. He used to make the lower parts for the companies and had 7 staff along side his wife who had four children by 1986, daughter Gulninder Kaur born on the 23rd
February 1978,son Satminder Singh on 4 February 1979, son Jatinder Singh on 7th March 1983
and last but not least the lovely girl Daljinder Kaur born on 3rd August 1986.

While looking after his family and business he succeeded to get his name in the Guinness book
First time doing 1,687 Parallel bar dips in one hour in October 1987. After this Manjit did not look back and setup 43 world records in speed and stamina endurances