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Indian sporting icon Milkha Singh passes away at the age of 91

Indian sporting icon Milkha Singh passes away at the age of 91



milka singh one of india's greatest  sports  persons is no more the 91 year old has  passed away due to  covert 19 complications in chandigarh on  friday night  milka singh was the first sporting  superstar of independent india and  represented  india at three different olympic games  he famously missed out on a middle in  the  men's 400 meters in a photo finish at  the 1960  rome olympic games he won the 200 meters  and the 400 meters gold at the 1958  asian games and then won the gold in the  400 meters at the 1962 asiad  he was the first indian sports person to  be honored with padma shri  and his national record in the 400  meters lasted more  than 40 years or four decades milka  singh was born  in what today is pakistan and he moved  to india as a refugee  after seeing his family massacred during  the partition riots in 1947  milkha singh joined the indian army and  was posted in sikandarabad  which is where he developed his aptitude  for sport and athletics  a journey documented in the film bhag  milkha park  singh's wife nirmal khor who represented  india in volleyball  lost her battle against kovit earlier  this week.

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