Happy Birthday Milkha Singh: Flying Sikh turns 90

Happy Birthday Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh turns 90
Happy Birthday Milkha Singh: The Flying Sikh turns 90

Happy Birthday Milkha Singh: Indian former track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army is celebrating his 90th birthday, on Wednesday. Milkha Singh also known as The Flying Sikh, was the only Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games until Krishna Poonia won the discus gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Milkha Singh also bagged gold medal in 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. Singh represented India in Summer Olympics 1956 in Melbourne, Summer Olympics 1960 in Rome and the Summer Olympics 1964 in Tokyo. Milkha Singh was awarded Padma Shri award, the fourth-highest civilian honour for his sporting achievements.

In 2008, journalist described Milkha Singh as “the finest athlete India has ever produced”. Meanwhile, the social media poured wishes to the Flying Sikh. A twitter handler said, “You’ve been an inspiration to everyone in India, your grit and passion is an example for every athlete or aspiring athlete. Wishing you a very happy birthday. Milkha Singh name adds to best fortunate vibration number 6, which means fame, hormony.”

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Another user said, “Happy birthday to someone whose undying spirit inspired me to make a film on him. He adopted me for 2 years and I got to know him better as a person. Milkha Ji you continue to inspire thousands of people including me even today. I wish only the best for you!”

-PTC News