Milkha Singh: India’s Legendary Sprinter Dies After Battle With Covid-19

Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi Published by: Mukesh Kumar Jha Updated Sat, 19 Jun 2021 12:54 AM IST

The legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, known as ‘Flying Sikh’, passed away from Corona. He breathed his last at the age of 91. He was the first Indian to win a gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games. Born on 20 November 1929, the ‘Flying Sikh’ represented the country at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Along with this, he also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He broke the pre-Olympic record at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, but was denied a medal. During this, he made such a national record, which was broken after almost 40 years.

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