Premchand Degra - Mr Universe 1988
Premchand Dogra is an IFBB professional bodybuilder from India. Also
mentioned as Premchand Degra/Dhingra. He won the Mr. Universe title in the
short-height 80 kg category in 1988. He was also awarded the "Achievement Medal"
by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) in 2003, for
winning its World Middleweight Champion title in 1988.
Mr. Degra lives in Hoshiarpur (Punjab) and trains budding body builders in his
own gym. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Born on December 1, 1955 (age 57) at Babri Nangal village in Gurdaspur district
of Punjab, Premchand Dogra has striven hard to mould his body into a muscular
delight. He began his sports career as a wrestler after completing his
matriculation from Government High School of the neighbouring Tibber village in
1973. It was only in 1980 that he developed an interest in body building and
rose to be crowned Mr. Punjab, Mr. North India, Mr. India (9 times in a row), Mr,
Asia (8 times) and finally Mr. World (Middle-weight class and Mr. Universe.He is
currently residing in the city of Hoshiarpur(Punjab) , India.He is running a
world class gym in the city of Hoshiarpur.