The Flying Sikh
Former Indian Track and Field Sprinter (Gold Medalist)
Milkha Singh Former Indian Track and Field Sprinter (Gold Medalist)
A recipient of the Padma Shri in 1953, he refused this highest sporting award on the pretext that due diligence was not being followed while shortlisting names for the Arjuna award.
Milkha is no joke, as was revealed in his biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Released in 2013, it clearly demonstrates that there is nothing ‘RelaxSingh’ about Milkha Singh.
Milkha Singh’s story is that of a man who overcame human tragedy to become the most famous Indian athlete. It is an iconic and inspirational story of one man’s triumph over grave adversity.