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Milkha Singh is the first Indian male athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Image source: www.livemint.com
Milkha Singh has been awarded the Padma Shree for his achievements in sports. Image source: www.sikhchic.com
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
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
Milkha Singh has penned an autobiography – The Race of My Life. Image source: d.gr-assets.com
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
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
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
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
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
Milkha Singh’s son is golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, the highest ranked Indian golfer. Image source: www.iloveindia.com