Milkha Singh

Sprint legend Milkha Singh advocates resumption of Indo-Pak sporting ties

Sprint legend Milkha Singh advocates resumption of Indo-Pak sporting ties

After Pakistan aided a terror attack in Pathankot in 2016, India have severed sporting ties with the country.

Dec 17, 2017, 18:29 PM IST
Milkha Singh appointed WHO's ambassador for physical activity

Milkha Singh appointed WHO's ambassador for physical activity

As WHO goodwill ambassador, Singh, also known as 'the Flying Sikh', will promote WHO SEAR's non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 per cent and NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia said.

Aug 11, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

After Rio Olympics failure, Tintu Luka's uncle blames coach PT Usha for below-par training

Tintu's uncle questioned if Usha has deliberately denied the opportunities to the 27-year-old fearing of losing her own athletics glory.

Aug 26, 2016, 20:27 PM IST
Make Rajyavardhan Rathore Sports Minister: Milkha Singh

Make Rajyavardhan Rathore Sports Minister: Milkha Singh

'Flying Sikh' Milkha complimented PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar for their stellar performance at the Olympics.

Aug 20, 2016, 16:29 PM IST
Shoaib Akhtar wants this Bollywood superstar to play him in biopic – Guess who?

Shoaib Akhtar wants this Bollywood superstar to play him in biopic – Guess who?

From ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ to ‘Mary Kom’ to ‘Sultan’ and ‘Azhar’, biopics on sports stars seem to be the flavour of the season in Bollywood.

Jul 07, 2016, 16:41 PM IST
Milkha Singh launches 'Read India' initiative

Milkha Singh launches 'Read India' initiative

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh has launched the 'Read India' initiative which aims to set up libraries in about 700 government-run schools to benefit over 3.5 lakh underprivileged students.

Jul 01, 2016, 17:50 PM IST
Did 'Sultan' shoot disrupt Indian athletes' Olympic practice session at JLN Stadium? Here's what happened...

Did 'Sultan' shoot disrupt Indian athletes' Olympic practice session at JLN Stadium? Here's what happened...

The Bollywood superstar appears to have given more ammunition to his critics.

Apr 29, 2016, 08:40 AM IST
Father Salim backs Salman Khan's appointment as IOA ambassador

Father Salim backs Salman Khan's appointment as IOA ambassador

The 80-year-old writer took to the social media and posted an array of tweets where he explained the decision of backing Indian Olympic Association's decision. 

Apr 28, 2016, 14:26 PM IST
Athletes, shooters, wrestlers, boxers are all Goodwill Ambassadors, what's the need of Salman Khan? Asks Milkha Singh

Athletes, shooters, wrestlers, boxers are all Goodwill Ambassadors, what's the need of Salman Khan? Asks Milkha Singh

Soon after Milkha raised his objection, Salman's father Salim Khan lashed out at him saying that it was the Bollywood industry which resurrected him from fading away in oblivion.

Apr 28, 2016, 10:51 AM IST
Bollywood hasn't done any favour on me by making a biopic: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

Bollywood hasn't done any favour on me by making a biopic: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

Meanwhile, celebrities like actress-politician Kirron Kher and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya have defended the IOA's decision to appoint Salman as the face of India at Rio Olympics.

Apr 27, 2016, 09:15 AM IST
Salman Khan Rio Olympics 2016 controversy: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

Salman Khan Rio Olympics 2016 controversy: Milkha Singh hits back at Salim Khan

After Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was appointed the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team for Rio Olympics 2016, various sections opposed it downrightly.

Apr 26, 2016, 13:55 PM IST
Olympic ambassador row:​ Salman Khan's father Salim lashes out at Milkha Singh

Olympic ambassador row:​ Salman Khan's father Salim lashes out at Milkha Singh

Salim took to micro-blogging site Twitter to criticise Milkha.

Apr 25, 2016, 19:42 PM IST
Salman Khan-Rio Olympics controversy: Athletes divided, IOA firm on Bollywood star as India's goodwill ambassador

Salman Khan-Rio Olympics controversy: Athletes divided, IOA firm on Bollywood star as India's goodwill ambassador

The position itself is unprecedented and IOA's decision to pick Salman for it left the sporting fraternity divided.

Apr 24, 2016, 18:32 PM IST
Rio Olympics: After Yogeshwar Dutt, Milkha Singh too hits out at Salman Khan's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador

Rio Olympics: After Yogeshwar Dutt, Milkha Singh too hits out at Salman Khan's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador

"We don't need any ambassador. Sportsmen representing nation in Rio Olympics 2016 are our ambassadors," he said.

Apr 24, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
I need 2-3 wins before July to qualify for Rio Olympics, says Jeev Milkha Singh

I need 2-3 wins before July to qualify for Rio Olympics, says Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev said that the event is close to his heart given his father represented India thrice.

Mar 15, 2016, 19:20 PM IST
Biopic on Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi could potentially be best ever: Saif Ali Khan

Biopic on Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi could potentially be best ever: Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khanhe would never attempt to either produce or act in the film which would be based on his father’s life.

Dec 23, 2015, 10:11 AM IST
Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said the government should chart out a time-bound plan with the help of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other sports bodies to produce athletes who excel internationally.

Dec 13, 2015, 22:27 PM IST
Milkha Singh flags off 'Hyderabad 10K Run'

Milkha Singh flags off 'Hyderabad 10K Run'

Milkha urged government to keep politics and sports apart.

Nov 29, 2015, 16:52 PM IST
Sports, entertainment closer than 20 years ago: Kapil Dev

Sports, entertainment closer than 20 years ago: Kapil Dev

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev, who has featured in cameos in Bollywood films and even made an appearance in TV show "Sumit Sambhal Lega", believes that the worlds of sports and entertainment have come closer over the past two decades.

Sep 20, 2015, 18:16 PM IST
Milkha Singh congratulates golfer Ranveer Singh Saini

Milkha Singh congratulates golfer Ranveer Singh Saini

Sporting legend Milkha Singh on Sunday congratulated golfer Ranveer Singh Saini, who created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Aug 02, 2015, 19:06 PM IST