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Milkha Singh

Olympian, former track and field sprinter Milkha Singh celebrates his 90th birthday with family members, at his residence in Chandigarh.

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Former athlete Milkha Singh (2nd R), being honored with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award at an event held in Chandigarh. The award has been reinstituted after 7 years and was given to 93 players this year. Also seen is Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh (R).

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Veteran athlete Milkha Singh and wife Nirmal Kaur show their inked fingers at a polling booth during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Chandigarh.

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Wax figure of former Indian athlete Milkha Singh is displayed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum during the press preview in New Delhi.

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Women taking a selfie with India's legendary athlete Milkha Singh during an Annual function of a school, in Patiala.

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Milkha Singh obliging children with autographs during an event at Sports Stadium in Faridabad

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The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag team with star athlete Milkha Singh (R) at the IIFA awards in Bay, Florida.

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Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, participates in a marathon in Jalandhar.

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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with sprinter Milkha Singh during the inauguration of Marathon 2014 in Surat.

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Former sprinter Milkha Singh, actress Bipasha Basu and Vice Chairman and MD Bharti enterprises Rakesh Mittal cheer the participants of the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi.

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Former sprinter Milkha Singh cheers Atsedu Tsegay of Ethiopia on winning the Delhi Half Marathon, in New Delhi.

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Ambassadors of Kochi International Half Marathon, Legendary athletes Milkha Singh (R), P T Usha ( L) and Indian film actor Mohanlal (centre) during the logo release in Kochi.

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Flying Sikh Milkha Singh with the participants during a run from India Gate to The Press Club of India to raise awareness for the Girl Child in New Delhi.

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Legendary athlete Milkha Singh with shortest woman Jyoti Amge during the 'Kurjaa - 4' event at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur.

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Go 400 Metres Finally, one of the true heroes of independent India from any field, not only his chosen track, has his eventful life recorded in a biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Milkha Singh, who overcame horrific advers­ity to emerge a champion, talks with Farhan Akhtar at the music launch.

Fotocorp (From Outlook 08 July 2013)

Milkha Singh