About the Author
Born in 1932 in undivided India, Milkha Singh joined the army in 1951. Arguably, India s best male athlete, he received the Padma Shri at the height of his career in 1958. Although he stopped participating in competitive events in the early 1960s, he has dedicated his life to sports. He retired as Director of Sports and Youth Programme, Punjab Government, in 1991.
He established the Milkha Charitable Trust in 2003 in Chandigarh to help poor and needy sportspersons and their families. The Farhan Akhtar-starrer, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, is a biographical film about Milkha Singh s early life and career.