Legendary athlete Milkha Singh will unfurl the tricolour on Independence Day at Michigan this year where the Indian community will hold a function and honour the 'Flying Sikh'.
The 85-year-old legend will undertake a month-long visit to United States and Canada beginning August 2 to take part in different functions organised by the Indian community living there.
"For long, the Indian community in the US and Canada wanted me to come. I will be traveling to Michigan, New York, California (in US) and Toronto (Canada). On August 15, a function has been organised by the Indian community at Michigan, where I will unfurl the tricolour," Singh said on Tuesday.
He said he is nearing 86 years of age and it is difficult for him to undertake long travel, "yet I could not hold back as our people living abroad wanted me to come and join the celebrations as part of the Independence Day, besides wanting me to be part of some other events."