Milkha Singh who made his own identity as a powerful athlete and still ruling Indians heart as The Flying Sikh. He was born on 20 November 1929 at Govindpura, Punjab. (at present Pakistan) He was an Indian track and field sprinter. While working in the Indian Army he was introduced to sport. At Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games, Singh is the only athlete to win at 400 meters. While living in Chandigarh in 2012, he met Nirmal Saini who was a former captain of the Indian’s volleyball team in 1955, Ceylon. They married in1962.
After 3 times facing rejection within the army’s electrical applied science branch in 1952, joined the military.
His coach Havildar Gurdev Singh inspired him within the defense force. He tried and worked hard. During the National Games at Patiala,he came into the public attention in 1956.He cracked the 200 metres and 400 metres record within the National Games at Cuttack in 1958.
Milkha Singh was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor for his sporting achievements. He is well known for a race in which he finished fourth-place in the 400 meters final at 1960 Olympic Games, which he had gotten into as one of the favorites.
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