Estimated Net Worth of Milkha Singh is around $2.5 million (as in 2012).
(Approx. 18 crore)
- Name – Milkha Singh
- Profession – Former track and field sprinter.
- Age – 91 years old (as of 2020)
- Date of Birth – 20 November 1929
"Discipline, hard work, will power....My experience made me so hard that I wasn't even scared of death." But one story reflects his desire clearest.
- Milkha Singh
|Known as||The Flying Sikh|
|Birthplace||Govindpura, Muzaffargarh city, Punjab Province, British India (now Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan)|
|Body Measurements, Height, & Weight:|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Friends, Family, And Relatives :|
|Coach :- Gurdev Singh, Charles Jenkins, Dr. Arthur W Howard|
|Father :- N/A|
|Mother :- N/A|
|Brother (s) :- Malkhan Singh (eldest brother)|
|Sister (s) :- Ishvar Singh|
Daughter (s) :- Sonia Sanwalka
|Son (s) :- Jeev Milkha Singh (Golfer)|
|Wife :-Nirmal Kaur|
|Girlfriend/Affair :-Betty Cuthbert (Australian Athlete)|
|Debut||1956 Melbourne Olympic Games|
|School :- Studied at a village school in Pakistan.|
|College :- N/A|
|Qualification :- (up to 5th standard) Studied at a village school in Pakistan.|
In 2013, Milkha released his autobiography Named, ‘The Race of My Life’.
Milkha sold his biographical movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ rights for one rupee and had half of the movie’s profit given to Milkha Singh Charitable Trust.
Milkha donated all of the medals to the nation, are display at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Milkha Singh also donated a pair of shoes that he had worn during his race at the 1960 Olympics for a charity.
Milkha adopted a 7-year-old boy of a armyman who died during the Battle of Tiger Hill.
Awards and Achievements:
- Won a Gold at the 1958 Asian Games – 200m.
- Won a Gold at the 1958 Asian Games – 400m.
- Won a Gold at the 1958 Commonwealth Games – 440 yards.
- Honoured with Padma Shri in 1959.
- Won a Gold at the 1962 Asian Games – 400m.
- Won a Gold at the 1962 Asian Games – 4 x 400m relay.
- Won a Silver at the 1964 Calcutta National Games – 400m.
Quotes by Milkha Singh that Inspire:
“Discipline, hard work, will power….My experience made me so hard that I wasn’t even scared of death.” But one story reflects his desire clearest.”
“You can achieve anything in life. It just depends on how desperate you are to achieve it.”
“When I reflect upon my life, I can clearly see how my passion for running has dominated my life. The images that flash through my mind are those running….running…running”