It is India’s the Flying Sikh’s birthday today. Milkha Singh’s life and achievement that speak volumes of his trials and tribulations and his glory have inspired generations. A heartfelt dedication for the man who ran about 80 races and won 77, Twitter is filled with warm wishes for Milkha Singh on his birthday today, November 20. Arguably, the greatest Indian male athlete, Singh was one of the first Indians to bring the nation into the international limelight. The sportsman who turned 89 today, has massive followers showering their birthday wishes with beautiful lines to celebrate his birthday. Asian Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra Equals Milkha Singh’s This 60-Year-Old Record.
The partitioned of India happened when Milkha was still a teenager. His father, as he lay dying told Milkha to run for his life. Orphaned and heartbroken, he worked up his way through life, seeking comfort in the running. After he joined the army in 1951, he was introduced to the track and field while stationed at the Electrical Mechanical Engineering Centre in Secunderabad. He won four gold medals in the Asian Games, with two coming in 1958 in Tokyo and again two more in 1962 in Jakarta. He impressed the globe so much, that he earned the nickname. ‘The Flying Sikh’ by the former President of Pakistan, General Ayub Khan. Milkha Singh is highly respected for his sporting achievements. On his birthday, from master blaster Sachin Tendulkar to filmmaker, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Twitterati are sharing their wishes praying for a healthy life to The Flying Sikh.
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar wishes Happy Birthday to The Flying Sikh.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 20, 2018
Filmmaker, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra shared a special memory on Milkha Singh's birthday.
Happy birthday to someone whose undying spirit inspired me to make a film on him. He adopted me for 2 years & I got to know him better as a person. Milkha Ji you continue to inspire thousands of people including me even today. I wish only the best for you! #MilkhaSingh pic.twitter.com/A0PvwHUNhS
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) November 20, 2018
Farhan Akhtar, who played reel-life Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also shared his warm wishes.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) November 20, 2018
Here are a few other tweets for Milkha Singh on His 89th Birthday.
— Jinisha Maniyeri (@jinshamaniyeri) November 20, 2018
— Vishal Pandey (@Vishalpandey260) November 20, 2018
— Satish Vivek (@imsatishvivek) November 20, 2018
Milkha Singh has made our motherland proud by his achievements in both national and international fields. After years of struggle, he became a successful man. He donated all his gold medals to the country which are now displayed at a sports museum in Patiala. Today, Singh supports needy sportspersons through the Milkha Singh Charitable Trust.