RIP Milkha Singh: The ‘Flying Sikh’ of Indian sports

RIP

MILKHA SINGH

Five things to know about the

Flying Sikh

First Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

REPRESENTED INDIA IN THREE SUMMER OLYMPICS

Melbourne (1956)  Rome (1960)  Tokyo (1964)

LUSTRATION SANTAN

His fourth place time of 45.73 sec in the final of 1960 Rome Olympics, was the Indian national record for almost

40 yearsLost the bronze medal in the final of the 1960 Rome Olympic by JUST Declined the Arjuna Award in 2001 saying “IT CAME 40 YEARS TOO LATE” Honoured with Padma Shri in 1959

Unbelievable runner Milkha Singh passed on of post Covid-19 difficulties late on Friday night. 91-year-old Milkha was conceded to the emergency unit the PGIMER, Chandigarh. Milkha Singh’s significant other, Nirmal Kaur surrendered to Covid-19 complexities on June 13. The 85-year-old previous India ladies’ volleyball skipper was conceded at a Mohali clinic . The team is made due by their child, 49-year-old golf player Jeev Milkha Singh and three little girls. PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and honored the hero runner. Milkha’s wellbeing deteriorated on Friday, scarcely three days after he was moved out of ICU. The four-time Asian Games gold medallist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist had tried positive for Covid on May 19. The legend had been essential for Chandigarh’s old stories since he got comfortable the city in mid 1960s. Known as ‘The Flying Sikh’, he never lost the crown of being India’s most prominent runner. Milkha has roused an age of sportspersons with his accounts of accomplishment, devotion and order.

 

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