Milkha Singh took only 1 rupee for his biopic. (file photo)
Milkha Singh: In 1960, he participated in the International Athlete Competition of Pakistan. Where he defeated Pakistan’s fastest runner Abdul Khaliq. After which the then President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub, impressed by his speed, gave him the title of ‘Flying Sikh’.
New Delhi. The great sprinter Milkha Singh, popularly known as Flying Sikh, lost the battle to Corona. Milkha Singh was battling corona infection for the past several days and on Friday he breathed his last at PGI Hospital in Chandigarh. Earlier, Nirmala Milkha Singh, wife of Milkha Singh, died last Sunday. The information of which his family did not give him. In Milkha Singh’s last visit, his sons held the picture of his wife in their hands. Let us tell you that Milkha Singh’s wife Nirmala had been the captain of the Indian Volley Wall team. Let’s know some interesting stories related to Milkha Singh …
How much money for his biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ – In 2013, a film was made in Bollywood on Milkha Singh. Whose name was Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The character of Milkha Singh was played by Farhan Akhtar in this film. You will be surprised to know that Milkha Singh had contracted only Re 1 for this film. At the Cardiff Commonwealth Games, Milkha Singh gave India the first gold medal at the global level by defeating the then world record holder Malcolm Spence in the 440 yards race. After which PM Nehru had taken a day’s leave in the country. However, a clause was added to the agreement under which a provision was made to give ten percent of the profits to Milkha Singh Charitable Trust.
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The film was produced for so much money – Famous Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra made a film on the life of Milkha Singh. According to the information given on Wikipedia, Rs 41 crore was spent on the production of this film and the film did a business of Rs 210 crore at the box office.Also read: Buy2 Get 1 offer is available in Pantaloons, these products will also get discount, know full offer
The title of ‘Flying Sikh’ was given by the Field Marshal of Pakistan In 1960, he participated in the International Athlete Competition of Pakistan. Where he defeated Pakistan’s fastest runner Abdul Khaliq. After which the then President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub, impressed by his speed, gave him the title of ‘Flying Sikh’.