The Fly­ing Sikh

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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.


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.


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