Milkha Singh Biography! – How did an orphan become a Flying Sikh?
Milkha Singh BioData / Biography
With great sadness, we have to say that Padma Shri Milkha Singh left this world a few days back and today’s article is our tribute to this legend. Milkha Singh is a name that everyone knows. This hero of India has illuminated the name of India at the international level many times. Yes, today we are going to tell you the story of the Flying Sikh i.e. Milkha Singh. So keep reading…
Milkha Singh Of course, you must have heard this name somewhere and perhaps you must have also seen the movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Milkha Singh is the only person who has made the name of our country famous all over the world in the field of marathons and has won many gold medals for India at the international level. Yes, this is the one whose character Farhan Akhtar played in the film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
Milkha Singh is also known as The Flying Sikh. He has won many gold medals in international levels sporting events like Asian Games and Commonwealth Games and has also represented India at an international level many times. He was also honored with the Padma Shri by the Prime Minister of that time i.e. Shri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1959. He was the hero of India who kept the Pride of India in front of the world every time.
Full / Real Name
Pet & Nickname
The Flying Sikh
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• Jeev Milkha Singh (Son) • Sonia Sanwalka (Daughter)
•Gurdev Singh •Charles Jenkins •Dr. Arthur W Howard
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Girlfriend / Affairs
- Betty Cuthbert (An Australian Athlete)
Morphology (Physical Appearance)
Milkha Singh Fitness
Kilograms – 70kg
Pounds – 154lbs
Feet – 5 Feet 10 inches
Meters – 1.78m
Centimeters – 178cm
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Personal Life of Milkha Singh
Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 in Govindpura, which is presently in Pakistan. But at the time of the partition of India and Pakistan, they came to India from Pakistan. He had many siblings, out of which 8 died before the partition. But due to the riots of the time of partition, his mother and father were murdered in front of him. Those memories haunted him for many years to come. Presently he was living in Chandigarh Punjab.
Date of Birth
20 November 1929
Date of Death
18 June 2021
Age (at the time of death)
91 Years 7 Months (1929-2021)
Govindpura, Punjab, Pakistan
Place of Death
#725, Sector 8-B, Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Punjab, India
A Rural School in Pakistan
University or College Name
Studied in a rural school in Pakistan which was till the 5th standard.
Interest & Hobbies
Playing Golf, Walking and Doing Workout
Around 18 Crore
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Ishar(Sister), Makhan Singh (Older Brother), and 12 others
Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 in Govindpura, which is presently in Pakistan. He has many siblings, but before the partition, their 8 siblings had died. After this, his mother and father were murdered in front of him due to the riots of the time of Partition. He says that the last words of his father were like ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
His father’s last words here became his identity and then Milkha Singh ran in such a way that he won many gold medals in his name. On the last words of his father, his biography film was named “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. However Milkha Singh came to India after escaping from the riots and he stayed with his sister for some time, during which he also had to go to jail for traveling without a ticket.
To get him out of jail, his sister had to sell some of her gold jewelry. Apart from this, he also stayed in Purana Qila Refugee Camp for some time. After this, at one point, Milkha Singh had become very upset with his life, even he had thought of becoming a dacoit, but after understanding his brother, he joined the Indian Army.
For the first time in 1951, he got to know about athletics. Due to his amazing natural running qualities, the Indian Army selected him for special training in athletics. India did not have many facilities for the Olympics or athletics at that time but still, Milkha Singh worked hard and hard.
In 1956, Milkha Singh came to participate in the Melbourne Olympics from India’s side but he did not get success there. But during this time he met Charles Jenkins, who was the champion of the 400m race. Charles Jenkins taught him a lot about running and race and Milkha Singh applied it in his life as well and then what to say after 1958, only Milkha Singh dominated everywhere. He won many gold medals and never looked back and went on climbing the stairs of success.
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Records and Awards
- Won the gold medal in the 200m race at the 1958 Asian Games.
- Won the gold medal in the 400m race at the 1958 Asian Games.
- Won the gold medal in the 440 yards race at the 1958 Commonwealth Games.
- In 1959, the Prime Minister Shri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru honored him with the Padma Shri.
- Won the gold medal in the 4X400m relay at the 1962 Asian Games.
- Won a silver medal in the 400m race at the 1964 Calcutta National Games.
- And represented India many times at the international level.