Indian Athelete Milkha Singh’s Life after Retirement

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Jul 152013
 

Milkha Singh had been promoted from the rank of sepoy to junior commissioned officer in recognition of his successes in the 1958 Asian Games.He subsequently became Director of Sports in the Punjab Ministry of Education. Singh had been awarded the Padma Shri following his success in 1958. In 2001, he turned down an offer of the Arjuna Award from the Indian government, arguing that it was intended to recognise young sportspeople and not those such as him. He also thought that the Award was being […]