Milkha Singh News
There is an atmosphere of celebration in the country after Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. But in the meantime, many people are remembering the dream of Milkha Singh wherein a show of Zee News, he talked about his last wish and said that India should get a medal in the Olympics from Athletics. Kiren Rijiju has tweeted this video in which he himself is anchoring the show.
The fourth-place finish, the dreaded fourth-place finish. Nobody really wants to finish in that position at the Olympic Games, yet there are more than half-a-dozen instances -- with the latest being golfer Aditi Ashok in Tokyo2020 -- where Indian players or teams have missed bronze by a whisker. Aditi finished fourth with an aggregate score of 15-under 269 on Saturday.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Haryana's Sports Minister Sandeep Singh were among the dignitaries who attended the last rites. The family’s tragedy was compounded by the loss of Milkha’s wife and former national volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur just five days before the legendary sprinter's death. Nirmal had also been battling COVID-19.