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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Milkha Singh” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Milkha Singh

 

India : Flying Sikh

Birth :1935

Milkha Singh is one of the most outstanding athletes of India. He has earned the nickname of ‘Flying Sikh’ because of his marvellous running speed on the tracks. He dominated the Indian athletic scene in 1950s and 60s and enhanced the prestige of his country by his achievements. Milkha Singh in fact, measured his successes in distance. In 1957, he established a new national record of 47.5 seconds in 400 metre race. In the third Asiad held at Tokyo (Japan) in 1958, Milkha Singh set two new records in 400 metre and 200 metre races respectively. In the 1960 Olympics, Milkha Singh unfortunately missed a medal and so had to remain content with the fourth place only. In the 4th Asiad held at Jakarta (Indonesia), Milkha Singh won a gold medal in the 400 metre race in 1959, Government of India decorated Milkha Singh with `Padma Shri’ for his notable achievements in the field of sports. Milkha Singh at present is fully dedicated to the promotion of sports in India.

Milkha Singh was born in 1935 in the Western Punjab of undivided India. After the partition of India in 1947, Milkha Singh came to India from Pakistan with his family. He entered into the mechanical trade after completing 9th standard. In 1953, Milkha Singh joined the army. On joining the army, Milkha Singh paid special attention to athletics and started to train himself for 400 metre race. Soon, he succeeded in establishing a new record in 400 metre race and earned great fame and prestige.

Since then, Milkha Singh has been the most well known name in the field of athletics in India. His remarkable career as an athlete will always inspire the young and emerging sportsman to show better performance and thereby bring glory to their country.

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  1. Anita Roy says:

    Nice . Thankyou

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