Google Yourself

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It Can be Fun

The next time you are at a loose end, try googling yourself. I did and brother, was the result interesting! Wish I could take a patent on it and make a few millions.

Google has at least six persons with my name, of whom two are particularly interesting . One a wrestler who did his thing in the USA in the 1970’s, the other a Stock Manager in Australia. And inbetween, a philantrophist , a smuggler of illegal immigrants, a missing collegian and an actor.

So to start with, a bit about a wrestler named Sabu Singh. I believe it is fairly common for pro wrestlers to name themselves after persons of different ethnicity. Sabu Singh, it turns out, happened to be a Puerto Rican and not an Indian as may be presumed. His name was Jose Gonzales who also called himself Invader 1. In June 1970, the 230lb wrestler was busy trying his favourite move called The DDT and a finishing move called the Heart Punch on fellow wrestlers with names like the Missouri Mauler, Jose Lothario, Dr Blood and Black Angel No 2. At the same time, a 130lb weakling called Sabu Singh was probably struggling with some Operations Research problem at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta halfway across the world.

Jose Gonzales was allegedly involved in the stabbing of another professional wrestler named Frank “Bruiser” Brody to death in the locker room in 1988. Although Jose went to trial, no charges were brought inspite of the presence of several eye witnesses.

The next namesake of interest was a half Aboriginal, half Chinese man. This Sabu Singh ended up marrying a white woman and became the first aboriginal Station Manager of a stock station in the Northern Territory in Australia. A woman from Darwin wrote a book on Sabu Singh in 2001. He was killed in a car which his son was driving around the time the book was published.

Google then takes us to another Sabu Singh from Colnbrook who was jailed for ten years for conspiring to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK. He also allegedly had a small arsenal in his home.

Another Sabu Singh, an NRI (non-resident Indian) from Canada, played a key role in the spread of technical education in the Punjab. In 1979, he initiated the move to bring Industrial Training Institutes to the rural areas by helping to establish the ITI at Manuke and subsequently an ITI for women at Jagraon.

The next is one Sabu Singh Dunn, an alumnus of the University of New England (Class of 1989) who has lost touch with his alma mater. Can someone please tell him to get in touch with them?

Oh and how can one forget one really famous Sabu - the Elephant boy. Remember him from the film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”?

Thank God we have some God fearing, law abiding ones too. At least I hope so and if they are’nt, may they have called themselves “The Black Scorpion” or something like that so no one knows they are Sabu Singhs actually.

Interesting characters the Sabu Singhs of Googleland. Let me know how you fare when you google yourself.

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Hmmm you seem to be in good company! :P

Despite the many namesakes you found thanks to Google, Sabu isn't such a common name actually, is it? What's the story behind your name?


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

The many Sabus of Googleland - sounds like the start of a great story!


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Wow that was quick FP. Speed reader in addition to your other skills. Well, now that you ask, the source is rather dreary. It is a pet name from my schooldays - seems like I was very fond of sabudana porridge. How blase. Thank God it got whittled down somewhere along the way.

But what do you think of the concept? And what do you think would happen if you googled feline prophet? Or your real name for that matter.

And what do you think of the hub itself?


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

You do ask a lot of questions! I'm happy to say I seem to be the only Feline Prophet that Google can find...gosh, I feel so unique! :P

I think this was a great idea for a hub. And, you don't eat sabudana porridge anymore? Or have you er....forgotten? :P


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thanks Shalini. That's a thought. Maybe even spin a book around it. The book that's in each of us.


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

That's what they say,P. It's the quality of the questions - not so much the quality of the answers.

Thank God there's just one FP. Imagine if there were two - ambulances would be required to carry hubbers to the hospital to recover from all the laughing. Your great sense of humour really shines through.


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

That's what they say,P. It's the quality of the questions - not so much the quality of the answers.

Thank God there's just one FP. Imagine if there were two - ambulances would be required to carry hubbers to the hospital to recover from all the laughing. Your great sense of humour really shines through.


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

See now I am quite confused...on the one hand you question the quality of my answers, and on the other you compliment my ability to make people laugh? :-D


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

It was'nt the quality of your answers P. That was a general comment. The quality of my questions themselves is dubious. Hope that clears the matter


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Aya_Hajime 7 years ago

lol - you have such diverse Google twins!

I imagine many people Google themselves; some on an hourly basis. Soon it will become a new disorder that we need medication for ;)

Another very good point that this article brings up is to choose a very unique "name" if you want to get high Google ratings.


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Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I am a one and only, for my real name... hence the pen name!  You are much more interesting.  Of course, the person who put me on high alert for not revealing my name on-line, has such a common name, one would have to have quite a bit of specific information to pick him out.


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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

This is a great hub and one to think about googling yourself, although it can become an obsession if you find other similarly named people on other places like facebook and other search engines, but it could prove interesting to see what others are doing with your name, whether it's historically good or bad!


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thank you for your comments Aya_hajime,Ivorwen and waynet. Wish you all many happy hubbing hours


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Debby Bruck 7 years ago

This article is hysterical. Wondering if you are related to all these unsavory people and if learning about them has effected what you think of yourself and your name?


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thank you for your comments Debby

As it turns out I am not related to any of my namesakes - as always there seems to be a mix out there - the good, the bad and the ugly. And no, my self-image stays the same. Thanks for reading


shreekrishna 7 years ago

nice story


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thank you Shreekrishna. Glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to your dropping by again


Kratom 7 years ago

I did, but I share my name with someone famous. All I got was information about them.


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thanks Kratom for your comments


Rob Abdul 7 years ago

My name “Rob Abdul” for the last 3 years has been my brand name.

I was so proud when my name appeared in Google’s suggestive list.

It may not sound like much but at least 60 to 80 people goggle me a month.

It is nice for the Ego, I must admit!


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thanks for reading Rob. Having 60 to 80 people google you every month is good news - at least from my perspective.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

Thats an interesting hub. When I did cashmere i could only get sweater and wool sites! Guess not that many parsis out there with my name and spelling. With Cashmere LAshkari, its only me every where on google.


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Well, it's great to be unique, Cashmere. The good side is you have no dubious namesakes at least. Perhaps just a little woolly lol. Thanks for reading.


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

How did I miss this? I've been laughing so hard my tears are leaking down my cheeks.

You have such a richness in your namesakes...it seems that I'm the only Sally's Trove out there, and my real name returns results just as dismal.

Is Singh something like the English or American Smith?


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sabu singh 7 years ago Author

Thanks Sally's Trove. I guess in some ways the Singhs of India could be the equivalent of the English / American Smith. Singh is a fairly common Indian surname - from the North-east to the central areas like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and western states like Gujarat. The highest concentration would have to be the Punjab. The word itself means lion (thankfully not loin).


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

What a great idea!!!I loved the hub and the history of other people with your name.


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billy sidhu 6 years ago

am going to try


billy sidhu 6 years ago

hey guess what, i found another Pomita- amazing- an Indian works in Italy- we are now friends on facebook!!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Now isn't that interesting Bils. Good. Still waiting for you to write some more. Love.


gama singh 6 years ago

Tony Atlas witnessed Brody's death but his life was threatened and he never returned to Puerto Rico to testify!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Thank you for visiting and for your interesting comment, gama singh. I think I read somewhere that there were some witnesses but the case was never brought to trial.


Rene Singh 4 years ago

I was googling my grandfathers name and came across what you have written. My grandfather was Sabu Singh a Canadian NRI. Just to elaborate on his story he also built a hospital in his pin and sadly passed after a life dedicated to public service. Thxl


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sabu singh 4 years ago Author

Isn't that interesting Rene? I wish there were more people like your grandfather in this world. I am so glad you took the trouble of reading and commenting on the Hub.

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    Artisan Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

    Entertaining, especially 'The Thinker.' I'm still chuckling. I googled myself once and came up with 1,670,000 entries. One on Forbes, another on Rotary Club, one at the Scottish Agricultural College, several cricket players, numerous Facebooks and a few with just frightening descriptions.

    None of them me, however, but the search was fun.


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    sabu singh 7 years ago Author

    Thank you Artisan Walker. You are the first one to have shared what your self-google was like. Yes it can be fun. But nearly 2 million entries in your name is huge. Have a nice day / evening wherever you are


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    flamingoes 7 years ago from Mumbai

    Boy! Lol....interesting..we all google our name but this might be the first piece with precise research. Great work!


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