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

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed in his autobiography that Sonam Kapoor 'benevolently' agreed to do Bhaag Milkha Singh for just 11.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 09:00 AM IST
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Neeraj dedicates Olympic gold to late Milkha Singh; family says we are grateful

"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.
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)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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Dad was my best friend, guide, mentor: Jeev remembers Milkha Singh

Milkha, one of independent India's biggest sporting icons, died here on Friday after battling the infection for a month.
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(HT Archive)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 11:18 AM IST
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Amitabh remembers Milkha Singh, shares last page of his autobiography

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.
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.
Published on Jun 20, 2021 08:29 PM IST
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'Tumhe rukna nahi hai': India goalie Gurpreet remembers Milkha's words

"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.
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(FILE PHOTO)
Former Indian athletics Milkha Singh at an event.(FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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Man who won gold at legendary 1960 race pays tribute to Milkha Singh

  • 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.
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
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 04:27 AM IST
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Watch: Milkha Singh cremated with full state honours in Chandigarh

Last rites of Milkha Singh performed in Chandigarh
Last rites of Milkha Singh performed in Chandigarh
Published on Jun 19, 2021 09:23 PM IST
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The admirer who broke Milkha's record: Paramjit pays tribute to his role model

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.
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)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 06:02 PM IST
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News updates from HT: 3rd Covid wave to hit India in 6-8 weeks, says AIIMS chief

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).(PTI photo)
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).(PTI photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 05:04 PM IST
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Sports University, Patiala to have a chair after Milkha Singh's name

The legendary track and field athlete Milkha Singh died of COVID-19 related complications on Friday night.
FILE PHOTO: Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh.(PTI)
FILE PHOTO: Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh.(PTI)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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WTC final: Indian players wear black armbands in Milkha Singh's honour

  • The Indian players taking the field against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl sported black armbands as a mark of respect for track legend Milkha Singh, who passed away in Chandigarh on Friday night.
India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane sporting black bands. (Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane sporting black bands. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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Anil recalls visiting Milkha's home, having 'most unforgettable aloo parathas'

  • Anil Kapoor has recalled visiting Milkha Singh at his home and having 'the most unforgettable aloo parathas'. On Instagram, he also shared pictures with the athlete.
Anil Kapoor with late Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur.
Anil Kapoor with late Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur.
Published on Jun 19, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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Milkha Singh passes away: Indian cricket legends pay tribute

  • Milkha Singh's passing has left a huge void in India and its sports and many former Indian cricketers including, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and more, acknowledged the same while paying their respect to 'The Flying Sikh'.
A file photo of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh. (PTI)
A file photo of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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RIP Milkha Singh: Anand Mahindra pays heartfelt tribute to ‘The Flying Sikh’

“How can my generation explain what Milkha Singh meant to us?”, reads a part of the post shared by Anand Mahindra.
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to pay tribute to Milkha Singh.(FIle Photo)
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to pay tribute to Milkha Singh.(FIle Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Milkha Singh to be accorded state funeral, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Milkha Singh died aged 91 following a long battle with Covid-19.
Milkha Singh, a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and dubbed the
Milkha Singh, a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and dubbed the "Flying Sikh", passed away at a hospital in Chandigarh late on Friday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 01:07 PM IST
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Milkha Singh: ‘The Flying Sikh’ dies aged 91, people tweet tributes

Milkha Singh, lovingly called "the Flying Sikh", won four Asian gold medals and also finished fourth in the 400m final at the Rome Olympics in 1960.
Milkha Singh, who was known as “The Flying Sikh”, never lost the crown of being independent India’s greatest track athlete.(HT_PRINT)
Milkha Singh, who was known as “The Flying Sikh”, never lost the crown of being independent India’s greatest track athlete.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 11:01 AM IST
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'The legend shall live on': India's sportstars play respect to Milkha Singh

  • Singh's passing comes as a huge loss to India and its sporting fraternity, with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Saina Nehwal, Sunil Chhetri and many more playing their respect to 'The Flying Sikh'.
Milkha Singh never lost the crown of being independent India's greatest track athlete. (PTI)
Milkha Singh never lost the crown of being independent India's greatest track athlete. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 10:52 AM IST
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On air: Milkha Singh recorded multi-part autobiography for Prasar Bharati

Remembering Milkha Singh, India's largest public broadcasting agency Prasar Bharati went back in time to its archives, a treasure trove of memories, and produced on the internet its own retro-homage -- a multi-part radio autobiography that Singh had recorded for the agency.
Milkha Singh (left) finishing 4th, behind South Africa's Malcolm Spence (right) in the 1960 Rome Olympics 400 meter final race. (Youtube/screengrab)
Milkha Singh (left) finishing 4th, behind South Africa's Malcolm Spence (right) in the 1960 Rome Olympics 400 meter final race. (Youtube/screengrab)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 09:18 AM IST
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'I love you with all my heart': Farhan Akhtar pens note for 'dearest Milkha ji'

  • Farhan Akhtar, who played Milka Singh in his biopic, has penned a note on the iconic athlete's death.
Farhan Akhtar has penned a note at the death of Milkha Singh.
Farhan Akhtar has penned a note at the death of Milkha Singh.
Published on Jun 19, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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SRK, Priyanka, Akshay Kumar, more stars remember Milkha Singh

  • Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and other remembered the 'The Flying Sikh', Milkha Singh.
Milkha Singh died on Friday after fighting Covid-19 for almost a month.
Milkha Singh died on Friday after fighting Covid-19 for almost a month.
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 07:32 AM IST
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‘And he flew away’: Bollywood mourns death of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh

In 2013, a film was made on the life of Milkha Singh called ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, which was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starred Farhan Akhtar as Singh along with Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Yograj Singh and Prakash Raj in supporting roles.
Milkha Singh lost a month-long battle to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Friday.(HT file photo)
Milkha Singh lost a month-long battle to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Friday.(HT file photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 06:17 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Milkha Singh: An unmatchable romance with a near miss

Before his 91-year-old body lost to COVID-19 on Friday after fighting it for a month, Milkha won the kind of battles that not many would have survived, forget about living long enough to tell the world about them.
Legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh passed away at the age of 91.(Kolkata Knight Riders/Twitter)
Legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh passed away at the age of 91.(Kolkata Knight Riders/Twitter)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 01:46 AM IST
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'India, Punjab poorer today': Capt Amarinder Singh condoles Milkha Singh's death

Milkha Singh death: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh condoled the 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh's death and said "India and Punjab poorer today"
Singh had contracted the viral contagion last month and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a top hospital in Chandigarh due to
Singh had contracted the viral contagion last month and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a top hospital in Chandigarh due to "dipping levels of oxygen".(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
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When Milkha Singh finished a close 4th & missed out on an Olympic medal - WATCH

  • Malcolm Spence of South Africa went past Milkha Singh and won the bronze medal, which was decided by a photo finish.
Milkha Singh (left) finishing 4th, behind South Africa's Malcolm Spence (right) in the 1960 Rome Olympics 400 metre final race.(Youtube/screengrab)
Milkha Singh (left) finishing 4th, behind South Africa's Malcolm Spence (right) in the 1960 Rome Olympics 400 metre final race.(Youtube/screengrab)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 01:23 AM IST
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'Inspiration for generations': Twitter mourns after Milkha Singh passes

  • The sports fraternity mourned Milkha Singh's death and united in paying tributes to the legendary sportsperson on Twitter.
Milkha Singh, who was known as “The Flying Sikh”, never lost the crown of being independent India’s greatest track athlete. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)
Milkha Singh, who was known as “The Flying Sikh”, never lost the crown of being independent India’s greatest track athlete. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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Milkha Singh passes away at 91: An extraordinary life in images

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"In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality endeared himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away," PM Modi tweeted.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 01:04 AM IST
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Milkha Singh, greatest Indian athlete, dies at 91

Milkha Singh’s health worsened on Friday, barely three days after he was shifted out of the Covid-19 intensive care unit.
Milkha Singh, who was known as “The Flying Sikh”, never lost the crown of being independent India’s greatest track athlete.. (HT File)
Milkha Singh, who was known as “The Flying Sikh”, never lost the crown of being independent India’s greatest track athlete.. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 03:17 AM IST
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Covid update: Milkha Singh dies; third wave predictions; Delhi HC on markets

Covid-19 updates
Covid-19 updates
Published on Jun 19, 2021 01:00 AM IST
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'Anguished by his passing away': PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Milkha Singh

  • In a tweet, PM Modi said that Milkha Singh inspired millions around the world, and added that India have lost a colossal sportsperson.
PM Narendra Modi with Milkha Singh.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
PM Narendra Modi with Milkha Singh.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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Milkha Singh battles "rough day", oxygen saturation level dips

Milkha was admitted to PGIMER on June 3 after his oxygen levels dipped at home following treatment at the Fortis hospital in Mohali for a week.
Milkha Singh has been moved to a non-Covid ICU in PGIMER’s Advanced Cardiac Centre.(HT Photo)
Milkha Singh has been moved to a non-Covid ICU in PGIMER’s Advanced Cardiac Centre.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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