100 and still running: A tribute to Fauja Singh
His is an exceptional story of passion, grit, determination and commitment. He is driven by pure passion for the sport. He is an 104-year-old India-born British Sikh marathon runner Fauja Singh. Affectionately called the ‘Turbaned Tornado’, Singh is regarded as the oldest marathon runner in the world holding multiple records. And to honour him, Nestle, which has been celebrating its 100 years in India, has rolled out an inspiring short film which features Fauja Singh.
The highlight of the film is Singh’s extraordinary love for running. In the film, the runner’s coach is heard saying, “I believe for any individual to be successful, and continue being successful for over a 100 years, you do need that passion and aim.” The one-and-a-half minute short takes us through his inspirational journey — which includes breaking the 6-hour-mark at the age of 93. The film is a part of Nestle’s celebration of a century of their presence in India.
Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan, head of communications and e-commerce, Nestlé India, said, “Nestlé is ‘100 years and running’ in India. We are honoured to have Fauja Singhji, the iconic 104-year-old marathon runner, as the ambassador and symbol of Nestlé India’s ‘100 years and running’ campaign. As we celebrate this long and valuable association with the people of India, we are happy to partner with Procam and Delhi Half Marathon.”
We are honoured to have Fauja Singhji, as the ambassador and symbol of Nestlé India’s ‘100 years and running’ campaign Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan, head of communications and e-commerce, Nestlé India
Fauja Singh, the 104-yearold India-born British Sikh marathon runner