The Flying Sikh
From a penurious orphan boy to a famous and inspirational athlete, Milkha Singh’s story (‘Flight to fame’, January 3) surely can transform anybody’s life.
I took two things from his aweinspiring life story: First, the passion to do the things one loves. Second, to try to do your best even in the most difficult things you do.
This article is a good start to the new year. The biopic was also great. After reading this feature, I want to be like Milkha Singh – always trying and never giving up.
I’d also like to share this quote he once said: “I don’t want to be famous, I don’t want to be rich, I don’t want to play, I just want to be great.’’ I hope we have more people like him.
ALKA SREEJITH, BY EMAIL
Every week I eagerly wait for the weekend to come just so I can have my favourite magazine, Friday.
The big story on Milkha Singh was just awesome. While often we lavish praise and glory on heroes who are at the peak of their career, it is sad that we forgot about this amazing man.
Now his life has been made into a great film, BhaagMilkha Bhaag, where Farhan Akhtar gives an excellent performance in the title role.
Milkha might not have won an Olympic medal, but he is a winner in the race of life – nobody could beat him there.
I appreciate Friday because at least for a moment you made all of us remember a legend.
NABEELA FAISALKHAN, ABU DHABI