Gholamreza Takhti’s wedding celebration

At the age of 15, he entered Poulad Club in Southern capital and was trained in wrestling. He soon left capital to become a manual laborer in the oil-rich city of Masjed Soleiman. When he was called up for military service, his potential in wrestling was discovered and he began to train seriously soon after he was recruited as an homeland Railways employee in 1948.