Makhan Singh`s family gets aid from National Welfare Fund
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 18:42
New Delhi: 1962 Asian Games gold medallist late Makhan Singh's family has been sanctioned Rs three lakh under the National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.

A committee of the welfare fund met in Delhi on July 7 at which Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, Makhan's team-mate in several international meets including the Tokyo Olympics, made a request to Sports Minister M S Gill.

Randhawa's request was accepted and placed before the panel for immediate sanction.

Makhan, a 400m runner, had beaten Milkha Singh in the 1964 National Games.

He won a gold in the 4x400m relay in in the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta, besides bagging a silver in 400m. He died in January, 2002.

He was from Bathulla, Hoshiarpur.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 18:42

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