Veteran athlete Milkha Singh will be given the Bharat Gaurav award by Kolkata-based football club, East Bengal. Sardar Milkha Singh is the greatest living Sikh Athlete. Born in a family of modest means, joining the army and then discovering the penchant for running and winning is his life in summation. Milkha Singh at 1960 Olympics. He deservedly got an epithet named “Flying Sikh” from Pakistan General Ayub Khan. Till date (Until 2000 Sydney Olympics) the ‘Flying Sikh’ is the only Indian to have broken an Olympic record.
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