Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh is the first Indian male athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Image source: www.livemint.com

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Milkha Singh has been awarded the Padma Shree for his achievements in sports. Image source: www.sikhchic.com

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

During the partition of India and Pakistan, Milkha’s parents were killed due to the violence which ensued. Milkha escaped and came to India. Image source: static.ibnlive.in.com

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh was sent to Tihar jail for ticketless train travel. His sister sold her jewellery to release him from jail. Image source: www.sikhchic.com

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Milkha Singh has penned an autobiography – The Race of My Life. Image source: d.gr-assets.com

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

The movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was based on the life of Milkha Singh. Milkha Singh was moved to tears after watching the movie. Image source: datastore04.rediff.com

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh wants to see an Indian athlete win a gold medal at the Olympics. This is his biggest desire for now. Image source: photogallery.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh was rejected by the Indian Army thrice. He finally got through into the Electrical Mechanical Engineering Centre when he tried for the fourth time. Image source: 2.bp.blogspot.com

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The first competitive event in which Milkha Singh participated was a cross country race where he finished 6th among 500 runners. Image source: www.boydom.com

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Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh won gold medals in both 200 m and 400 m events at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo. Image source: defencelover.files.wordpress.com

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Milkha Singh’s son is golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, the highest ranked Indian golfer. Image source: www.iloveindia.com

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