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Milkha Singh
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Milkha Singh

Singh at Chandigarh Golf Club in 2012
Born
1935 (age 77–78)
Govindpura, Punjab, British India
Residence
Chandigarh, India
Nationality
Indian
Other names
The Flying Sikh
Occupation
Track and field athlete
Employer
Retired; formerly of the Indian Army and Government of Punjab, India
Religion
Sikh
Spouse(s)
Nirmal Kaur
Children
3 daughters; 1 son; 1 adopted son

Olympic medal record
Men 's Athletics
Competitor for IND

British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Gold
1958 Cardiff
440 yards
Asian Games
Gold
1958 Tokyo
200 m
Gold
1958 Tokyo
400 m
Gold
1962 Jakarta
400 m
Gold
1962 Jakarta
4 x 400 m relay
The Flying Sikh - Milkha Singh

Sardar Milkha Singh is the greatest living Sikh Athlete. Born in a family of modest means, joining the army and then discovering the penchant for running and winning is his life in summation. . He deservedly got an epithet named "Flying Sikh" from Pakistan General Ayub Khan. Till date (Until 2000 Sydney Olympics) the 'Flying Sikh ' is the only Indian to have broken an Olympic record. Unfortunately, he was the fourth athlete to reset the mark and thus missed the bronze medal in the 400m event at the Rome Olympics in 1960.

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For the man who won 77 of the 80 races he ran, Milkha Singh has no medals. It has been some years that 'The Flying Sikh ' donated his sporting treasures to the nation. No personal souvenirs line his living room walls, no trophies sit on the mantle. Instead, the walls make do with pictures of the surgeon in America who saved his wife 's life and Havildar Bikram Singh, a Kargil martyr. "I have given permission that my medals be transferred from the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi to the sports museum in Patiala," says the 72-year-old Singh. Strangely, the stadium gallery lined with many of India 's sporting talent does not have a single picture of



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