Milkha Singh Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Milkha Singh (The Flying Sikh)

Last Updated: 12 Jun, 2023 | Views: 247

Age: 91

Profession: Sports Men

Other Profession(s): Athlete

Famous For: Indian Athlete, Known As "The Flying Sikh"

Milkha Singh Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 Nov, 1929 (91 Years 06 Months 29 Days)
Birth Country
India
Birth State/Province
Punjab
Birth Place
Govindpura
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Religion
Sikhism
Nationalities
Indian
Died on
18 Jun, 2021
Cause of Death
Covid-19 Related Issues

Milkha Singh Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (profile/biography)
During the Commonwealth Games, Milkha Singh became the first Indian male athlete ever to win an individual gold medal in athletics. As a sportsman, he is highly respected, having been given the title 'The Flying Sikh' by Pakistan's former president, General Ayub Khan. In international sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, he has won several gold medals for his motherland. In the 400m race at the 1960 Olympic Games, he had entered as one of the favorites and had even led the race till the 200m mark when he lost his speed.

Career:

1951: While stationed at the Electrical Mechanical Engineering Centre in Secunderabad, he began participating in athletics.
1956: Milkha Singh represented India in the 200 m and 400 m events at the Melbourne Olympics.
1958: Milkha Singh set national records for the 200 m and 400 m at the National Games of India in Cuttack. A gold medal was won by him over Pakistani runner Abdul Khaliq at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo.
1960: It was Milkha Singh's dream to compete in the Olympic Games, and it was a dream come true for him. The American Otis Davis eventually won the 400m final, which he finished fourth in. 

Awards:

1958: Milkha Singh won a number of major events. During the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, he won gold medals in the 200m and 400m events.
1959: In recognition of his outstanding achievements in sports, he received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
1962: At the Asian Games, he won gold medals in the 400m and 4x400m relay.

Unknown facts:

The medals Milkha Singh donated to the nation were displayed for the first time at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. With the aim of helping needy sportspeople, he established the Milkha Singh Charitable Trust in 2003.The 91-year-old Milkha Singh died of post-Covid complications on 18 June 2021.

 

Milkha Singh Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In Feet & Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 kg
In Pounds 154Ibs
Eye Color
Datk Brown
Hair Color
Salt & Pepper

Milkha Singh Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Sampuran Singh
Mother's Name
Chawali Kaur
Spouse
Nirmal Saini
Brother(s)
Malkhan Singh
Sister(s)
Ishvar Singh
Son(s)
Jeev Milka Singh
Daughter(s)
Sonia Sanwalka
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