THE ‘FLYING SIKH’ MILKHA SINGH
Milkha Singh (born November 20, 1929), also known as The Flying Sikh, is a former India track athlete, who was introduced in the sport while serving in the Indian army. From 2013, it is the only Indian male athlete to win an individual gold medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games. He represented the India in the Olympics Melbourne 1956, at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He was awarded the Padma Shri, honor of fourth civil rank of the India, in recognition of his sporting achievements.
Career for which reminds Singh ended his fourth place in the final 400 metres at the 1960 Summer Olympics, arriving as one of the Favorites. He led the race for a while before falling backwards, allowing that others Miss. Several records were broken in the race, the requirement of a photo finish and I saw that American Otis Davis is declared the winner by a hundredth of a second over the German Carl Kaufmann. Fourth place Singh was the 45,73 Indian national record and had kept time for nearly 40 years.
From the very beginning that live floating and displaced during the partition of the India, Singh became a sports icon in his country. In 2008 described the journalist Rohit Brijnath Singh, as “the best riders.” the India has produced in July 2012, The Independent said that “the most respected Olympic athlete of the India is a brave loser” and noted that the scarcity of success – 20 medals – achieved by India to compete in the Olympics, even the country with a population of more than 1 trillion.
Singh tried to enter the army, but was rejected three times. Finally, Malkhan Singh, his brother helped to enter the electrical and mechanical engineering branch army in 1952 and this is where he participated in the first sporting event in your life.
Realization of a champion:
Under the leadership of Gurdev Singh began his mentor Havaldar Milkha training harder and harder to the army for a consummate athlete. He showed his skills for the first time in Athletic services respond to 1955, where he finished second in the events of the career of 200 m and 400 m after a better performance and win both the events of 1956 in the National Games held in Patiala, records in the 200 m and 400 m Milkha entered into rest in the 1958 National Games held in Cuttack. He has recorded 46.1 m up to 400 m during the National Games in 1960 which was considered to be world class at that time performance. But the best was yet to come.
Milkha represented the country in the Olympics Melbourne 1956, his first Olympic competition. Even if he could not evaluate very well in the event it is lesser-known at the time, he learned responds to a strong competition to prepare for the future.
The flying Sikh:
Milkha Singh defeated Pakistani fastest rider Abdul Khaliq who had won a gold medal 100 m 1958 Tokyo Asian Games in 1962 and the suit of pakistani President Ayub Khan, became “The flying Sikh”, only always immortal name in the history of the Indian athletics.
Award and Price:
In honor of the incredible and, so far, the best performance of any Indian athlete Milkha Singh handed over sports throughout his career, award (1958) and the has been awarded the Padma Shri Arjuna by the India Government.
Film presented for the Legend :
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (English: “run Milkha run”) is a drama film by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Director Indian 2013 game, based on a script written by prasoon Joshi biography runner and an Olympic athlete Milkha Singh, Indian athlete’s life was a national champion. Meesha Shafi, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Pawan Malhotra, starring Yograj Singh and Prakash Raj.
Have a budget of INR300 million (US $ 5 million) on July 12, 2013, and critics and audiences alike gathered a positive reaction it hit box office very well, finally a “super hit” at home and abroad the sixth highest grossing Bhaag Bhaag Milkha played. Bollywood movie 2013 world and 21 film INR1 rough billion (US $ 17 million).
Singh and her daughter, Sonia Sanwalka, inspired by my Life. The race Milkha Bhaag wrote his autobiography, titled book Bhaag Singh by 2013 biography film rights sold for a penny a segment, but Singh Leben. that is to say, Milkha Singh would be a part of the charitable trust that is inserted to win trust for the purpose of helping the poor and needy athletes was established in 2003 with.
The Legend Milkha singh sold his story in just 1Rs. Really a man who lead India made us proud is on peak will be in our heart always . Milkha singh’s role was played by Farhan Akhtar and he was excellent in his role shows real courage determination struggles of Milkha singh through his acting .
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