Milkha Singh-The Flying Sikh (Born : 20th November 1929-Died : 18 June 2021)
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Momentum aka Milkha Singh was a renowned Indian track and field sprinter who represented India at various international events between the years 1958 and 1962.
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He was born in Govindpura, a village near Muzaffargarh in the Punjab province of British India, renamed Basti Bukharian in present-day Pakistan. He had 15 siblings. His parents and 3 siblings were killed in the violence during the partition. He escaped to Delhi in 1947 and lived with his sister’s family for some time. At the age of 22, he joined the Indian army after attempting and failing 3 times in the recruitment tests.

His was introduced to athletics when he was stationed in the army campus at Secunderabad. As a child, he had run 10kms to and from his school. This gave him the physical and surely, the mental tenacity to withstand rigorous cross-country run for new recruits.

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