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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)

News updates from HT: 3rd Covid wave to hit India in 6-8 weeks, says AIIMS chief

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:04 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
FILE PHOTO: Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh.(PTI)
FILE PHOTO: Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh.(PTI)

Sports University, Patiala to have a chair after Milkha Singh's name

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:50 PM IST
The legendary track and field athlete Milkha Singh died of COVID-19 related complications 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)

WTC final: Indian players wear black armbands in Milkha Singh's honour

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 03:36 PM IST
  • 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.
Anil Kapoor with late Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur.
Anil Kapoor with late Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur.

Anil recalls visiting Milkha's home, having 'most unforgettable aloo parathas'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:48 PM IST
  • 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.
A file photo of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh. (PTI)
A file photo of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh. (PTI)

Milkha Singh passes away: Indian cricket legends pay tribute

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:51 PM IST
  • 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'.
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)

RIP Milkha Singh: Anand Mahindra pays heartfelt tribute to ‘The Flying Sikh’

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
“How can my generation explain what Milkha Singh meant to us?”, reads a part of the post shared by Anand Mahindra.
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)
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)

Milkha Singh to be accorded state funeral, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Milkha Singh died aged 91 following a long battle with Covid-19.
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)

Milkha Singh: ‘The Flying Sikh’ dies aged 91, people tweet tributes

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:01 AM IST
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 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)

'The legend shall live on': India's sportstars play respect to Milkha Singh

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:52 AM IST
  • 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 (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)

On air: Milkha Singh recorded multi-part autobiography for Prasar Bharati

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:18 AM IST
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.
Farhan Akhtar has penned a note at the death of Milkha Singh.
Farhan Akhtar has penned a note at the death of Milkha Singh.

'I love you with all my heart': Farhan Akhtar pens note for 'dearest Milkha ji'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • Farhan Akhtar, who played Milka Singh in his biopic, has penned a note on the iconic athlete's death.
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.

SRK, Priyanka, Akshay Kumar, more stars remember Milkha Singh

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:32 AM IST
  • Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and other remembered the 'The Flying Sikh', Milkha Singh.
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)

‘And he flew away’: Bollywood mourns death of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:17 AM IST
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.
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)

Milkha Singh: An unmatchable romance with a near miss

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:46 AM IST
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.
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)
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)

'India, Punjab poorer today': Capt Amarinder Singh condoles Milkha Singh's death

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
Milkha Singh death: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh condoled the 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh's death and said "India and Punjab poorer today"
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)

When Milkha Singh finished a close 4th & missed out on an Olympic medal - WATCH

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:23 AM IST
  • Malcolm Spence of South Africa went past Milkha Singh and won the bronze medal, which was decided by a photo finish.
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)

'Inspiration for generations': Twitter mourns after Milkha Singh passes

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:21 AM IST
  • 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)
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, greatest Indian athlete, dies at 91

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 03:17 AM IST
Milkha Singh’s health worsened on Friday, barely three days after he was shifted out of the Covid-19 intensive care unit.
PM Narendra Modi with Milkha Singh.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)
PM Narendra Modi with Milkha Singh.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)

'Anguished by his passing away': PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Milkha Singh

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 12:50 AM IST
  • In a tweet, PM Modi said that Milkha Singh inspired millions around the world, and added that India have lost a colossal sportsperson.
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)

Milkha Singh battles "rough day", oxygen saturation level dips

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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.
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