Milkha Singh Biography
Milkha Singh was born in (21 November 1935). He is also known as The Flying Sikh, is an Indian former track and field sprinter he was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He 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. He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games.
He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his sporting achievements.
Milkha Singh News
Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh died on Friday due to post-Covid complications. He was being treated at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research. The 91-year-old had tested +ve for COVID-19 on May 19th but was in home isolation at his Chandigarh residence after revealing that he was asymptomatic. However, a few days later on May 24, the legendary athlete was admitted to the ICU of Mohali’s Fortis hospital due to “COVID pneumonia”. He was then moved to PGIMER in Chandigarh on 3rd June.
His died 5 days after his wife Nirmal died due to post-Covid complications.
“It is with extreme sadness that we would like to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away at 11.30 pm. on the 18th of June 2021,” his family announced in a statement.
he moved to Delhi. He was persuaded by his brother and sister to join Indian Army service. Milkha Singh was successful in his fourth attempt and gained entry in the year 1951. During his stay at the Electrical Mechanical Engineering Center, he found interest in athletics. During his selection into the army, he had run over 10km and was picked up by the service for athletic training.
He represented the country at the 1956 Olympic Games Melbourne in 200m and 400m events. Later in 1958, he set records at the National Games of India 200m and 400m. Further, at Asian Games, he won the gold medal for 200m and 400m sprint events. He also shot a gold medal in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in the 400m event where he finished within 46.6 seconds. He also appeared as the first ever Indian to win a Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
He developed his popular nickname ‘The Flying Sikh’ during his race in 1960. In the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games, he won Gold in the 400m event. Some reports suggest that Milkha Singh won 77 out of 80 races.
Milkha Singh Family, Wife and Other Relations
He married former Indian Volleyball player Nirmal Kaur Saini in the year 1962. The couple together has three daughters and a son named Jeev Milkha Singh, who is a golfer. His one another son Vikram Singh (Havildar) he was adopted by him in 1999 has died in the “Battle of Tiger Hill.
|Pet / Nick Name
|The Flying Sikh
Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign
|Milkha Singh Age (Current)
|90 years 1 months 27 days old
|Date Of Birth (DOB)
|Wednesday, November 20, 1929 (M/D/Y)
|Govindpura, Muzaffargarh city, Punjab Province, British India (now Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan)
|Star Sign (Nakshatra)
|Alive Or Dead
|Date Of Death (DOD)
|— Not Applicable (M/D/Y)
|After Death Timeline
|0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
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Personality, Physical Appearance
Body, Height, Weight
|Milkha Singh’s Height
|(approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5′ 10″
|(approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs
|Salt & Pepper
Father, Mother, Family Details
|Milkha Singh Father
|Name Not Known
|Name Not Known
|No. Of. Brothers
|No. Of. Sisters