|Nickname(s)||The Flying Sikh|
|Born||20 November 1929|
Govindpura, Punjab Province, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
|Died||18 June 2021 (aged 91)|
|Employer||Retired; formerly of the Indian Army and Government of Punjab, India|
(m. 1963; died 2021)
|Sport||Track and field|
Milkha Singh (20 November 1929 – 18 June 2021), also known as The Flying Sikh, was an Indian track and field sprinter. He is the only athlete to win gold at 400 metres at the Asian Games as well as 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Milkha Singh: India's 'Flying Sikh' dies from Covid". BBC News. 2021-06-19. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
- "Milkha Singh, India's 'Flying Sikh', dies of COVID". Al Jazeera. 19 Jun 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-20.