This man claims to be Pakistan's answer to the Hulk

Published: December 29, 2016


MARDAN: Weighing a formidable 436 kilogrammes, Arbab Khizer Hayat alias Khan Baba calls himself the Pakistani Hulk.

When Baba turned 18, his weight started rising abruptly. He said this was due to the diet he had been taking to strengthen his body. Baba’s daily calorie intake stands at a whopping 10,000. He consumes four chickens, 36 eggs, three killogrammes of meat and five litres of milk daily to prepare for the World Weightlifting Championships.

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Baba hails from Mardan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and claims to be the strongest man in the world. Historically, Paul Anderson of America held the title with a weight of 163 kilogrammes till his death in 1994. In 2016, American Brian Shaw clinched the title at 190 kilogrammes.


“I don’t have any disease nor do I feel uncomfortable with my weight,” he said. Baba added that he wanted to gain more weight to participate in World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) competitions.

Speaking about the challenges he encounters in daily life, Baba shared how he could not travel in cars.”I experience problems while travelling in cars owing to space constraints,” Baba, who owns a heavy vehicle, told The Express Tribune.

When queried on his rather unsettling calorie intake and whether it could entail any adverse consequences, Baba said he consulted a doctor on that account and had a nutritional chart regulating it.

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Baba, who sports an overall to cover his belly and chest, hails from a well-heeled Mardan family. In 2012, Baba claimed to have lifted a 5,000 kilogramme weight in Japan using anchors. “No one can break this record,” he said. Baba also claimed that he had gotten a medal from the WWE and his name was included in the Guinness book of World Records. The Express Tribune was not able to independently verify the claims.

He said there was no culture of weightlifting in Pakistan. This, Baba said, had to change. He expressed hope of representing Pakistan in World Weightlifting Championships with the support of the government.


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Reader Comments (18)

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 29, 2016 - 1:34PM

    Outstanding ! We can permanently post him at the Wagah border gate; just him alone would be enough to secure the border.Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Dec 29, 2016 - 1:55PM

    Sad state of affairs, always tall claims, covered body and nothing verified. Great Article, unbelievable weight at 436 kgs or 962 pounds, surprisingly height not mentioned…Else BMI calculation would have spilled the beans…Recommend

  • ahmad
    Dec 29, 2016 - 2:06PM

    why does he covers himself with a shawl always?Recommend

  • Saad
    Dec 29, 2016 - 2:07PM

    Feels like an obese man, its all fat and no muscle.Recommend

  • Madiha
    Dec 29, 2016 - 2:19PM

    I feel sorry for himRecommend

  • J.K
    Dec 29, 2016 - 3:20PM

    Half of the food is wasted by elite of this country, while the remaining half is consumed by Khan Baba. Malnutrition at its peak…!!!Recommend

  • Bilal
    Dec 29, 2016 - 3:42PM

    He looks unhealthy to me.Recommend

  • roadkashehzada
    Dec 29, 2016 - 3:52PM

    he wants to be an athlete?? if i m not mistaken mike phelps daily intake is 12,000 calories but he matches it with exercise. move my brother before its too late. obesity is a disease. i dont know why IG is giving him a shield while he should be sent to hospitalRecommend

  • Vikram
    Dec 29, 2016 - 4:39PM

    All tall claims.. another water car in making?Recommend

  • Malik
    Dec 29, 2016 - 4:50PM

    He can be Pakistan’s next Adnan Sami(Without any talent) unless he moves to India and loses weight nothing good is going to happen.Recommend

  • Jahangir Chauhan
    Dec 29, 2016 - 5:36PM

    It’s a decease, needs to do something to stop it otherwise he can’t live like that with over 400 kg weight.Recommend

  • Bazil
    Dec 29, 2016 - 7:17PM

    All fat, pure lard. No muscle. Recommend

  • Khan Muhammad
    Dec 29, 2016 - 7:26PM

    Whats new? a fat dude making tall claims to attract attention. I know several people fatter and taller than him, no big deal. Recommend

  • Irshad Khan
    Dec 30, 2016 - 5:40AM

    Can he run 200 yards.Recommend

  • SMAA
    Dec 30, 2016 - 8:02AM

    More of an INCREDIBLE Bulk than the HULK. Wake up man seriously you need to see a doctor.Recommend

  • Zak
    Dec 30, 2016 - 2:13PM

    What do you wanna see?@ahmad: Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Dec 30, 2016 - 6:48PM

    I think he should stop eating immediately to reduce his awkward weight….
    It is impossible that he has lifted 5000 kg…Recommend

  • Mani
    Dec 30, 2016 - 6:50PM

    Dude I know this guys he’s a blatant lier of the highest order.. He’s hasn’t gotten any medals wwe infact he hasn’t even travelled to America which is my I’m dead sure he’s tall claims regarding Recommend

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