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Jeev Milkha Singh breaks down during a press conference on the eve of Milkha Singh Memorial Golf Tournament at Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Jeev Milkha Singh breaks down during a press conference on the eve of Milkha Singh Memorial Golf Tournament at Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Chandigarh: 256 golfers to compete in Milkha Singh Memorial tournament

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Jeev Milkha Singh said the tournament will provide a chance to golfers to showcase their talent and will help carry on his father’s legacy
Milkha wins 400 metres in new Asian timing
Milkha wins 400 metres in new Asian timing

HT This Day: August 28, 1962 -- Milkha wins 400 metres in new Asian timing

PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Milkha wins 400 metres in new Asian timing Jakarta- As expected, the "Flying Sikh" Milkha Singh won the 400 metres without much opposition to give India the second gold medal in athletics in the fourth Asian Games here today. The silver medal in the event was also gained by India through Makhan Singh.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Sonam Kapoor did Bhaag Milkha Bhaag for 11, reveals Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 09:00 AM IST
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed in his autobiography that Sonam Kapoor 'benevolently' agreed to do Bhaag Milkha Singh for just 11.
Neeraj Chopra celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's javelin throw event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (AFP via Getty Images)
Neeraj Chopra celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's javelin throw event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (AFP via Getty Images)

Neeraj dedicates medal to Milkha

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:29 AM IST
Neeraj Chopra, who became first ever Indian to bag a medal in the track and field event in Olympics when he clinched the gold in javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, dedicated the win to late legendary Milkha Singh
Tokyo: India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Chopra became the first to win Athletics Gold for India ever.(PTI)
Tokyo: India's Neeraj Chopra competes in the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Chopra became the first to win Athletics Gold for India ever.(PTI)

Neeraj dedicates Olympic gold to late Milkha Singh; family says we are grateful

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2021 10:02 PM IST
"Milkha Singh wanted to hear the national anthem in a stadium. He is no longer with us but his dream has been fulfilled," Neeraj Chopra said dedicating the achievement to the iconic sprinter, who had finished fourth in the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Aditi Ashok(REUTERS)
Aditi Ashok(REUTERS)

‘Well played Aditi’: PM Modi, President Kovid laud Aditi Ashok’s performance

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Aditi narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal as she finished a brilliant 4th in the women’s individual stroke play on Saturday.
After retiring from athletics, Milkha Singh played golf regularly, mostly at the Chandigarh Golf Club. (HT FILE)
After retiring from athletics, Milkha Singh played golf regularly, mostly at the Chandigarh Golf Club. (HT FILE)

Chandigarh Golf Club institutes trophy in memory of legendry sprinter Milkha Singh

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 02:27 AM IST
Milkha died of post Covid complications on June 19 at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
 (Shutterstock, Imaging: Hindustan Times)
(Shutterstock, Imaging: Hindustan Times)

Higher, faster, stronger: A tribute to the Indian Olympian

UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 04:26 PM IST
As you cheer for India at the Tokyo Games, spare a thought for every athlete’s journey to the Olympics. They deserve our support not just once in four years but at every stage of the struggle
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 78th edition of Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday. (PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 78th edition of Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday. (PTI File Photo)

PM spotlights record Covid-19 inoculation, asks people to shun vaccine hesitancy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi also paid tributes to legendary sprinter Milkha Singh and requested people of the country to support the athletes who are going to Tokyo Olympics.
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(HT Archive)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(HT Archive)

Dad was my best friend, guide, mentor: Jeev remembers Milkha Singh

PTI | , Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Milkha, one of independent India's biggest sporting icons, died here on Friday after battling the infection for a month.
Milkha Singh died on Friday after battling Covid-19 for close to a month.
Milkha Singh died on Friday after battling Covid-19 for close to a month.

Amitabh remembers Milkha Singh, shares last page of his autobiography

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter handle to share the contemplative page from Milka Singh's autobiography,The Race of My Life, in which he delineated deep thoughts about life.
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(FILE PHOTO)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(FILE PHOTO)

'Tumhe rukna nahi hai': India goalie Gurpreet remembers Milkha's words

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 08:00 PM IST
"Tumhe rukna nahi hai (you cannot stop)", these words from legendary Millkha Singh still inspires Indian football goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who says the advice from the 'Flying Sikh' helped him fight challenges during his European stint.
By 1958, two national records for the 200m and 400m were in the bag, and he had become India’s first Commonwealth Games gold medallist (AP)
By 1958, two national records for the 200m and 400m were in the bag, and he had become India’s first Commonwealth Games gold medallist (AP)

Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, flies away

By HT Editorial
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 07:43 PM IST
His family was killed during Partition, and Singh, who escaped to India, stumbled on running as a sport during his military training days. Now, he has flown away, leaving a nation in debt and grief.
Jeev Milkha Singh performing the last rites of his father, Milkha Singh, at the Sector 25 cremation ground in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Jeev Milkha Singh performing the last rites of his father, Milkha Singh, at the Sector 25 cremation ground in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Milkha Singh cremated with full state honours in Chandigarh

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:20 AM IST
A police contingent accorded the legendary track and field athlete the guard of honour. The contingent reversed arms and sounded the last post in the honour of the sprinter
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar (HT FILE)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar (HT FILE)

Khattar condoles Milkha Singh’s demise

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:03 AM IST
Haryana chief minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar has condoled the demise of the great sprinter, Milkha Singh
As per those living next to his house in Sector 8, there was no big fuss in being neighbours with the legendary sprinter who had bought the house in the 80s. (PTI)
As per those living next to his house in Sector 8, there was no big fuss in being neighbours with the legendary sprinter who had bought the house in the 80s. (PTI)

In Chandigarh, the Flying Sikh was also a neighbour par excellence

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:39 AM IST
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh and his wife were always ready to extend a helping hand to their neighbours, recall residents of Chandigarh’s Sector 8
Otis Davis (second from left) and Milkha Singh during the men’s 400m semi-final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Getty Images
Otis Davis (second from left) and Milkha Singh during the men’s 400m semi-final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Getty Images

Man who won gold at legendary 1960 race pays tribute to Milkha Singh

By Otis Davis
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:27 AM IST
  • Milkha was a great runner, a very fast runner. He was in the finals, and I’m telling you, I was very concerned about him.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh holding a photograph of the Flying Sikh when he went to pay his tribute to the legendary athlete in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh holding a photograph of the Flying Sikh when he went to pay his tribute to the legendary athlete in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

CM announces Milkha Singh chair at Sports University, Patiala

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:41 PM IST
Punjab has announced a state funeral for the Padma Shri awardee, and a state holiday as a mark of respect to the Olympian.
Milkha Singh was at the heart of a golden generation of our country’s athletes, unofficial ambassadors of a free India. (PTI)
Milkha Singh was at the heart of a golden generation of our country’s athletes, unofficial ambassadors of a free India. (PTI)

Milkha Singh: A lot more than the sum of his records

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Milkha was India’s first Olympic track finalist, followed by only two men and one woman over the next six decades in individual events.
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh died of post COVID-19 complications on Friday night. (AP)
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh died of post COVID-19 complications on Friday night. (AP)

Milkha Singh cremated with full state honours

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Milkha, who was 91, was bid a tearful adieu in the presence of his family members and several dignitaries, including sports minister Kiren Rijiju. 'The Flying Sikh', as he was fondly called, died on Friday night due to COVID-19 related complications.
In this June 20, 1961, file photo, Milkha Singh starts the 400 metres race in the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Track and Field MeetinG, in Warsaw, Poland. (AP)
In this June 20, 1961, file photo, Milkha Singh starts the 400 metres race in the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Track and Field MeetinG, in Warsaw, Poland. (AP)

Milkha Singh: That race in Rome, 1960

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Going to the Rome Olympics, Milkha Singh was the reigning Asian and Commonwealth Games 400m champion. The Indian legend finished fourth in the final
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh died of post COVID-19 complications on Friday night. (AP)
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh died of post COVID-19 complications on Friday night. (AP)

Milkha Singh was gutted but we were so proud of him: GS Randhawa

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:41 PM IST
GS Randhawa - The Olympian, who finished fifth in 110m in Tokyo four years later, remembers the 1960 400m final where Milkha finished fourth
Star Indian athletes Milkha Singh (left) and Kanwaljit Sandhu stride proudly round the track at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium bearing aloft the torch of Asian Games 82. (HT File)
Star Indian athletes Milkha Singh (left) and Kanwaljit Sandhu stride proudly round the track at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium bearing aloft the torch of Asian Games 82. (HT File)

“Film on Milkha Singh got Pakistan talking about Abdul Khaliq”

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Athletics Federation of Pakistan president Muhammad Akram Sahi says bio-pic rekindled memories of that 1960 race in Lahore
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh died of post COVID-19 complications on Friday night. (PTI)
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh died of post COVID-19 complications on Friday night. (PTI)

Milkha Singh: Asia’s most dominant runner at his peak

By N Ananthanarayanan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Milkha Singh’s rise to athletic stardom is a story littered with great obstacles being overcome; it began with a horrifying tragedy
File Photo: Milkha Singh, the famed Indian middle-distance runner, starts the 400 metres race in the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Track and Field MeetinG, in Warsaw, Poland. (AP)
File Photo: Milkha Singh, the famed Indian middle-distance runner, starts the 400 metres race in the Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Track and Field MeetinG, in Warsaw, Poland. (AP)

The admirer who broke Milkha's record: Paramjit pays tribute to his role model

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:02 PM IST
Singh broke Milkha's 400m national record in 1998, 38 years after the Milkha set it in the Rome Olympics for a fourth place finish.
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event. (Praful Gangurde)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event. (Praful Gangurde)

Farewell Milkha Singh- the Flying Sikh

By HTC
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Actors Divya Dutta, Dalip Tahil and Pavan Malhotra and music director Shankar Mahadevan, reminisce about the legendary sportsman during the making of the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
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