Milkha Singh

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Milkha Singh is an Indian, Journalist. Milkha Singh was born on Wednesday, November 20, 1929 at Govindpura, Muzaffargarh city, Punjab Province, British India (now Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan) and Zodiac Sign is Scorpio. Milkha Singh hails from Indore, religion belongs to is Hinduism and nationality, Indian.

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Wednesday, November 20, 1929

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age Current Age 
91 years, 4 months, 24 days, 20 hours, 33 minutes, 53 seconds.
33382 Total days

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NameMilkha Singh
Real NameMilkha Singh
Pet / Nick NameThe Flying Sikh

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Milkha Singh Age (Current)91 years 4 months 24 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB)Wednesday, November 20, 1929 (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceGovindpura, Muzaffargarh city, Punjab Province, British India (now Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD)-- Not Applicable (M/D/Y)
After Death Timeline0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body Measurements
Zero SizeN/A
Milkha Singh's Height(approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5' 10"
Weight(approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourDark Brown
Nose TypePerfect
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo



Father, Mother, Family Details

Milkha Singh FatherName Not Known
MotherName Not Known
No. Of. Brothers
No. Of. Sisters
Family Photos and Details Father- Not Known Mother- Not Known Brother- Not Known Sister- Not Known  

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Milkha Singh Relationship StatusNot Sure
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeLove Come Arrange Marriage
GirlfriendsNot Known SpouseAnasuya Roy ChildrenSon- Not Known Daughter- Not Known Note- He has one child

Wedding Details

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Divorce Date-
Separated Timeline- 0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
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Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids
No.Of. Female Kids
Children Details Son- Not Known Daughter- Not Known Note- He has one child

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

Milkha Singh's CasteFather - Not Revealed Yet
Mother - Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Sure, OBC, MBC, FC+
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / Origin
Home TownIndore
Milkha Singh's Current CitySame As Home Town
AddressAddress Untraceable

Education, Qualification

SchoolSchoolNot Known
CollegeCollegeIndian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
Milkha Singh's QualificationEducational QualificationsDiploma in Mass Communication
Diploma in Mass Communication
Other Education NotesNot Known


Life Style

Does Milkha Singh, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Milkha Singh, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Milkha Singh, Swims?Not Sure Yet
Is Milkha Singh, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?Yes
Is Milkha Singh, a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Milkha Singh's HobbiesMovies
Milkha Singh Does Milkha Singh smoke?: Not Known Does Milkha Singh drink alcohol?: Yes There is no concrete evidence regarding his date of birth. However, according to some official reports, he was born in a Sikh Rathore Rajput Family in Govindpura Village of Muzaffargarh City in British India. Milkha Singh has no idea when he was born. However, he mentions in his autobiography titled Flying Sikh Milkha Singh,' that he must have been around 14-15 years old at the time of India's Partition. During the communal riots following the Indo-Pak Partition, Milkha lost his parents when he was around 12-15 years old. Three days before the carnage that devastated Milkha's life, he was sent to Multan to take the help of his eldest brother, Makhan Singh, who was then serving in the army. On the train to Multan, he sneaked into the ladies compartment to hide himself under a seat as he feared being killed by murderous mobs. By the time Milkha returned along with his brother Makhan, rioters had turned their village into a cremation ground. Many dead bodies including Milkha's parents', 2 brothers' and their wives' could not even be recognised. After around 4 or 5 days of the incident, Makhan boarded his wife Jeet Kaur and brother Milkha in an army truck headed for India. They were dropped at the Ferozepur-Hussaniwala area. In search of work, he often visited the local army camps and, at times, he would often polish shoes to get food. A lack of job opportunity and floods forced Milkha and his sister-in-law to shift to Delhi. They travelled to Delhi sitting on the roof of a train. As there was no place to stay in Delhi, they spent a few days at the Railway Platforms. Later, they discovered that his sister-in-law's parents had settled in a locality called Shahdara in Delhi. Milkha felt suffocated at his sister-in-law's house as it was proving to be burdensome for him. However, a slice of relief for Milkha came when he discovered that one of his sisters, Iswar Kaur, was living in a locality nearby. As there was nothing to do for Milkha, he started spending his time on the streets and in the process, he fell in bad company. He started watching movies and to buy tickets, he started gambling and stealing along with other boys. Soon, his eldest brother Makhan Singh got his posting in India at the Red Fort. Makhan took Milkha to a nearby school and got admitted him in 7th standard. However, Milkha could cope with his studies and again fell in bad company. In 1949, Milkha and his friends thought of joining the Indian Army and went for recruitment to the Red Fort. However, Milkha was rejected. He again gave a try in 1950 and was again rejected. After being rejected twice, he started working as a mechanic. Later, he got a job in a rubber factory where his salary was 15 INR/Month. However, he couldn't work for long as he suffered a heat stroke and remained bed-ridden for 2 months. In the November of 1952, he got a job in the Army with the help of his brother and was posted to Srinagar. From Srinagar, he was sent to EME (Electrical Mechanical Engineering) unit of the Indian army at Secunderabad. In January 1953, he finished 6th in a six-mile (approximately 10 km) cross-country race. Milkha ran his first-ever-400m race in 63 seconds at a Brigade Meet and finished 4th. When Milkha was asked if he would be able to run the 400m race, his first reaction was: How long is 400m?' He was then informed by a former athlete, Gurdev Singh, that 400m accounted for one round of the track. Milkha started practicing 400m race on his own, and in the process, sometimes, blood would ooze out of his nostrils. Milkha was selected to participate in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. However, he lost in the initial rounds. Milkha created history when he bagged India's first gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1958 at Cardiff. He gives credit of this victory to his American Coach, Late Dr. Arthur W Howard. After his success in the 958 Asian Games, he was promoted to Junior Commissioned Officer from the rank of Sepoy. In 1958, he was honored with the Padma Shri. Sponsored In March 1960, Pakistan invited Indian Athletics Team for a dual championship in Lahore. Initially, Milkha was resistant to visit Pakistan due to his horrific experience during the partition. However, when Jawaharlal Nehru (the then Prime Minister of India) insisted Milkha to participate in the championship for the pride of India, he agreed to compete in Pakistan. There he defeated Pakistan's champion athlete Abdul Khalik in the 200m race and earned the sobriquet of Flying Sikh' given by Ayub Khan (the then President of Pakistan). He finished 4th at the 1960 Rome Olympics; the defeat still haunts his memory lane as he lost the Bronze by just 0.1 sec. In his book, Milkha explains, I was the fastest until 250m, and then God knows what happened and I slowed down my pace a bit. When we reached the 300m mark, there were three athletes ahead of me. Later, all I could do was finish third in a tie. It was a photo finish [where the winner is declared after watching a re-run because the competition is close]. When the final announcement was made, I had lost everything.' Because of his long hair and beard, Milkha became extremely popular during the 1960 Rome Olympics. After seeing his headgear, Romans thought he was a saint and were amazed how a saint managed to run so fast. In 1960, Partap Singh Kairon (the then Chief Minister of Punjab), persuaded him to leave the army and join the Department of Sports, Punjab, as Deputy Director. In the 1960s, Milkha met his future wife, Nirmal Kaur (an International Volleyball Player) in Patiala. He also participated at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. In 2001, Milkha turned down an offer of the Arjuna Award. He rejected the offer saying: I rejected the Arjuna I was offered after I received the Padma Shree. It was like being offered an SSC certificate after securing a masters degree.' In 2008, Rohit Brijnath (a Journalist), described Milkha as the finest athlete India has ever produced.' All of his medals have been donated to the country. Initially, they were displayed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi and later moved to a Museum in Patiala. In 2012, he donated his Adidas shoes that he had worn during the 400m final race at the 1960 Rome Olympics to a charity auction organised by actor Rahul Bose. In 2013, Milkha and his daughter, Sonia Sanwalka, co-wrote his autobiography, titled The Race of My Life.' Milkha Singh sold the rights of his biography to Rakesh Omprakash Mehra who produced and directed the 2013 Biographical film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' featuring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles.

Gossips, Controversies

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Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Milkha Singh's Salary(approx.)
AssetsMillion USD (approx)
Net Worth(approx.)Not Known

Movable and Immovable Assets

No Asset Details Revealed Yet

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorYet To Update
Favourite ActressesNot Sure
Favourite Film(s)Yet To Update
Favourite Director(s)Yet To Update
Favourite FoodYet To Update
Favourite DrinkNot Sure
Favourite FruitLime (Lemon), Boysenberry
Preferred OutfitYet To Update
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Yet To Update,Kapaa, Hawaii and Tel Aviv, Israel
Milkha Singh's Favourite ColourBlue-violet, Yellow (Crayola),
Favourite MusicianYet To Update
Favourite Singer(s)Yet To Update
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Football,

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