COVID-19  In-depth info for Indians in Atlanta/Georgia. Click here  
Home > Magazine > ChaiTime > Good Sports: Remembering the Flying Sikh

 

Good Sports: Remembering the Flying Sikh

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
August 2021
Good Sports: Remembering the Flying Sikh

India recently bid farewell to one of its greatest track athletes, Milkha Singh. Known as the Flying Sikh, he succumbed to Covid at the age of 91, just five days after his wife, Nirmal Kaur, died from the virus.

“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,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

Singh won four gold medals in track at the Asian Games and another at the Commonwealth Games. But he is best remembered for a non-medal-winning performance. At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, he finished fourth in the 400-meter final. He missed out on a bronze medal by a tenth of a second, but his time of 45.73 seconds remained an Indian national record for almost 40 years.

 


More of ChaiTime here:

http://www.khabar.com/magazine/chaitime/


Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



Enjoyed reading Khabar magazine? Subscribe to Khabar and get a full digital copy of this Indian-American community magazine.


  • Add to Twitter
  • Add to Facebook
  • Add to Technorati
  • Add to Slashdot
  • Add to Stumbleupon
  • Add to Furl
  • Add to Blinklist
  • Add to Delicious
  • Add to Newsvine
  • Add to Reddit
  • Add to Digg
  • Add to Fark
blog comments powered by Disqus

Back to articles

 

DIGITAL ISSUE

      10_21_Cover-Roshni-Chokshi-w.jpg   

 

eKhabar

Sign up for our weekly newsletter
eKhabar

Click here       

 Masterclass Banner ad.gif

Indiaco_GA Web Banner (1).png 

PBA AD PROOF.jpg 

NEW Ekal WEB Adv.jpg

Tucker GA_Tirestar_06_21.jpg

C1421_BS_Hospitality_Bnr2.jpg

Raj&Patel-CPA-Web-Banner.jpg

Krishnan Co WebBanner.jpg

Embassy Bank_gif.gif 

DineshMehta-CPA-Banner-0813.jpg 

 InsuranceWala-Web-Banner.gif