Remembering Muhammad Ali: When "The Greatest" visited India

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali breathed his last on this day in 2016. Sportstar remembers "The Greatest" in these pictures from the time he visited India.

Muhammad Ali in India
Indian boxer Kaur Singh flinches during a boxing match with Olympic gold medallist Muhammad Ali in New Delhi in 1979. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Muhammad Ali in Delhi
Ali (right) in action against Brij Mohan during an exhibition bout in New Delhi in January 1980. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Muhammad Ali takes on a five-year-old kid
The littlest big bout! A five-year-old boy challenges the former heavyweight champion at an exhibition event in New Delhi. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Muhammad Ali at Jama Masjid
A humongous crowd greets Ali as he walks out of the Jama Masjid in New Delhi on January 25, 1980. Photo: The Hindu Archives
MGR with Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Ellis in Chennai
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran with boxers Ali and Jimmy Ellis during a match in Madras (now Chennai) on January 31, 1980. Photo: DIPR
Muhammad Ali with Mohammed Rafi
Ali, who passed away in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona on June 3, 2016, pictured with late music legend Mohammed Rafi. Photo: PTI