A pleasantly surprised Milkha Singh on Tuesday said that United States President Barack Obama mentioning him as one of the national icons was all the more satisfying as it came from an inspiring personality like him
A pleasantly surprised Milkha Singh on Tuesday said that United States President Barack Obama mentioning him as one of the national icons was all the more satisfying as it came from an inspiring personality like him.
Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom on Tuesday said it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President.
New Delhi; Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh on Friday criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country.
While reiterating that Major Dhyan Chand should be conferred the Bharat Ratna, legendary athlete Milkha Singh conveyed his congratulations to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on being named for India's highest civilian honour.
At a time when sports biopics seem to be the flavour of Bollywood, ace cueist Pankaj Advani said he would like to see one on his life as well starring current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor as the rising actor is very "intense" and has played the sport himself.
Legendary runner Milkha Singh on Monday said that the current crop of Indian track and field athletes have the potential to do well at international level but they need commitment to come on top at the highest stage.
Welcoming the new move by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to allow Sikh players to wear head coverings for a two-year test period, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) on Wednesday said that it is sure the temporary ruling will soon become permanent.
Olympic medal winning boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday said she was disappointed that her biopic, starring Priyanka Chopra is unlikely to be shown at the theatres in Manipur due to a militant-enforced 'ban' on Hindi films there, despite taking up the issue with the state government.
In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.