Renowned educationist of Lucknow and Founder of City Montessori School, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi paid homage to 91-year-old Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and expressed deep grief on his demise today.
On this occasion, he recalled the day when Milkha Singh had arrived at CMS as Chief Guest. He said that Mr. Milkha Singh had encouraged the young players of India and abroad at the International Sports Olympiad, EXSPO, organized by CMS RDSO Campus in the year 2006.
Remembering Milkha Singh for his services to the nation, Dr. Gandhi said that he is known worldwide as the Flying Sikh. He had won the first gold medal for India in the Commonwealth Games.
Apart from this, the great sprinter, Mr. Milkha Singh had four gold medals to his name in the Asian Games as well.
Dr. Gandhi said that it is impossible to make up for the irreparable loss caused by the death of Mr. Milkha Singh but we express condolences from the bottom of our hearts and pray that his soul rests in peace.
Do you know, Milkha Singh, who is popularly known as “the Flying Sikh,” was the first Indian athlete to win a Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 400m division in 1958.
He represented India at the Olympics in the years 1956, 1960, and 1964. He narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal, finishing fourth at the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Games.
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