‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh Passes Away

  • 19 Jun 2021

  • Indian sprint legend ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh has passed away on 18th June 2021.
  • He was an Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army.
  • He was the only athlete to win gold in 400 meters race at the Asian Games as well the 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.
  • ‘The Race of My Life: An Autobiography’ is the autobiography of Milkha Singh. The film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is based on it.