‘I had a fire inside’—how Milkha Singh survived Partition, poverty to become the Flying #Sikh

The moniker Flying Sikh, which Singh happily embraced, was given to him by former Pakistan president, General Ayub Khan. In fact, in 1960, Singh went to Lahore to take part in a 200-metre event on special invitation from the Pakistani government. After seeing Singh race against Pakistan’s star athlete and national hero, Abdul Khaliq, the General said, “Milkha ji, you didn’t run in Pakistan, you flew. We would like to give you the title of Flying Sikh.”

Source: ‘I had a fire inside’—how Milkha Singh survived Partition, poverty to become the Flying Sikh