Milkha Singh (November 20, 1929 – June 18, 2021) was more than just a sprinter of international repute. He won India’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games of 1958 in 400 m – the only male Indian sprinter to hold the honour for 56 years – and set a new national record. As India mourns the loss of the ‘Flying Sikh’ (as Singh was fondly called), we bring you glimpses of the life and achievements of this exemplary sportsperson
A graduate of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Shrabasti Anindita Mallik has worked with MyCityLinks, a Bhubaneshwar-based tabloid, and New Delhi-based The Pioneer newspaper. She actively writes on travel, Indian culture and traditions, music and any subject that intrigues her.