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Former Indian legend sprinter Milkha Singh (91) has died due to Corona. He was undergoing treatment at PGIMER, Chandigarh. 5 days ago his wife Nirmal Kaur passed away due to post covid complications. Milkha Singh said goodbye to the world, but there are some things which he regretted.
They wanted that the second Milkha Singh should have come in a country with a population of 125 crores. The second was that he never wanted his son Jeev Milkha Singh to be a sports person. He had said this 4 years ago in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh.
Milkha Singh used to run when there were no shoes on his feet.
Milkha Singh, popularly known as Flying Sikh, had said – did not know what the Olympic Games are, what is the Asian Games and One Hundred Meter and Four Hundred Meter Race? Milkha Singh used to run when there were no shoes on his feet. Nor was there a track suit. There were no coaches and no stadium. The population of the country is 125 crores. I am sad that now no other Milkha Singh could be born.
He had said that I have turned 90 years old, there is only one wish in my heart to win gold medal in athletics for some country. Waving the tricolor at the Olympics. National Anthem. Milkha Singh, who won many titles with his talent, shared Dil Ki Yeh Tees at the Rotary Club event Blessing. He had arrived as a special guest on the last day of the three-day program.
Milkha won the first gold for India in the track and field event at the 1958 Commonwealth Games. No one could break this record for the next 56 years.
did not want son to go to sports
Flying Sikh had said that both me and my wife Nirmal Kaur have been sportspersons. She was the national captain of the volleyball team. We didn’t want our son Jeev Milkha Singh to go into sports. Me, Major Dhyan Chand and Lala Amarnath (cricketer) were with me. Lala Amarnath used to tell me that he used to get two rupees for playing matches. I was also in the same condition, there was no money.
Milkha Singh said that we have decided that we will get some professional degree for the son. Doctor, engineer, but not sports. I wanted to send him to school in Shimla, so that his attention would not be lost in sports. But maybe something else was written to happen. Once he (Jeev Milkha) won the national in junior golf for the school. Then went to London and America for International. Won the European Championship 4 times and then got the Padma Shri.
There was neither money nor recommendation, 3 times rejected from the army
He had said that I was rejected from the army 3 times. My height was fine, even ran. I also passed the medical test, but I was rejected. In that era also money and recommendation used to run. I didn’t have all this. So I got rejected 3 times. But it is also true that whatever I became after that was made because of the army. There he got sports training, got a coach. Then somewhere I was able to do all this.
was born in pakistan
Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 in a Sikh family of Govindpura (now part of Pakistan). There was a lot of love for sports and the country, due to which he fled to India after partition and joined the Indian Army.
Government of India honored with Padma Shri
Participated in the 1956 Olympic Games held in Melbourne. Could not do anything special, but opened the way for further competitions. He set several records in the 200 and 400 meters at the National Games held in Cuttack in 1958. In the same year, he won gold medals in the 200m, 400m events at the Asian Games held in Tokyo and the 400m race in the Commonwealth. Seeing his success, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri.