India’s first sporting superstar Milkha Singh is passed away. Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh died on Friday night with Covid-19 related issues in a Chandigarh hospital. He was 91. Milkha Singh had tested positive for Covid-19 last month. A few days back, his wife Nimrat Kaur also died due to Covid-19 on 13th June.
He was born on 20th November 1929. His run for life during the partition of India has later run to live and inspire millions. Yes, his life was an inspiration to many athletics. This Indian track and field sprinter was introduced to the sport while he was serving the Indian Army.
The Flying Singh was the only athlete to win the Gold in 400 metres race at both the Asian and Common Wealth Games. The Padmashri awardee was won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games.
Milkha Singh represented India in Olympics three times including the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. As per Wikipedia, The race for which Singh was best remembered is his fourth-place finish in the 400 metres final at the 1960 Olympic Games. Singh’s fourth-place time of 45.73 seconds was the Indian national record for almost 40 years.
The story of your struggle and achievements will always inspire the world. Milka Singh emerged like India did from the ashes of a violent partition to become India’s greatest running legends.
Ntvtelugu.com saluting the Legend for inspiring the Indians how to rise from the most turbulent times and emerge as the conqueror. We paying the last respects to one and only ‘The Flying Singh’.