- Latest Update: January 12, 2021 1:25 pm
|Birthday||20 November 1935 (Wednesday)|
|Birth Place||Govindpura , Muzaffargarh , Punjab|
|Age (in 2021)||85 years 6 months 25 days Old|
|Height||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 10" ins
|Weight||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154.32 lbs
Milkha Singh (The Flying Sikh) was created on 20-11-1935 Govindpura, Muzaffargarh from the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He is an Indian Athlete, Sprinter, Army Officer, Writer & Author. According to Pakistan’s record, he was born on 20-11-1929.
Milkha Singh Biography, Relationship & Career
After being orphaned in his youth following the events following the partition of India, he moved to Delhi. He had been persuaded by his sister and brother to join Indian Army service. Milkha Singh was powerful in his fourth effort and gained entry in the year 1951. During his stay in the Electric Mechanical Engineering Center, he found interest in sports. Throughout his selection into the military, he’d run over 10km and has been picked up by the support for athletic training.
He represented the nation at the 1956 Olympic Games Melbourne in 200m and 400m events. Later in 1958, he set records in the National Games of India 200m and 400m. He also bagged a gold medal from the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in the 400m event where he finished over 46.6 seconds. He also appeared as the first ever Indian to win a Gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.
He won his favorite nickname’The Flying Sikh’ throughout his race in 1960. Some reports indicate that Milkha Singh won 77 out of 80 races.
Following his success in 1958, he had been promoted to a junior commissioned officer. Further, in 1998, he was appointed as the Director of Sports from the Punjab Ministry of Education. He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri Award from the Government of India. He had been offered the Arjuna Award, but he turned down the deal.
In all, he’s 15 siblings. The couple together has three brothers and a boy called Jeev Milkha Singh, who’s a golfer. His one another son Vikram Singh (Havildar) who had been adopted by him in 1999 has expired in the”Battle of Tiger Hill”.
Personal Info of Milkha Singh
|School||A Government School in his Village|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Milkha Singh
- He published his autobiography titled,'The Race of My Life' at 2013.
- He offered his biographical movie'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' rights for one rupee and had half of this film's profit given to Milkha Singh Charitable Trust.
- He contributed all his awards to the country, which are on display at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
- Milkha Singh also contributed a pair of sneakers which he had worn during his race in the 1960 Olympics for a charity.
- He embraced a 7-year-old boy of a soldier who died during the Battle of Tiger Hill.
- His wax statue is unveiled at Chandigarh that was created the sculptors of London's Madame Tussauds in September 2017.