Milkha Singh

1935 - Today

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Milkha Singh (20 November 1929 – 18 June 2021), also known as The Flying Sikh, was an Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He is the only athlete to win gold at 400 metres at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games. He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milkha Singh has received more than 5,952,086 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Milkha Singh is the 253rd most popular athlete (down from 105th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 39th in 2019) and the most popular Pakistani Athlete.

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Among athletes, Milkha Singh ranks 253 out of 3,055Before him are John Ljunggren, Lajos Steiner, Armas Toivonen, Reggie Walker, Lauri Lehtinen, and Jean Shiley. After him are Charley Paddock, Ludvík Daněk, Jay Cutler, Patrick Ryan, Ugo Frigerio, and Arie van Vliet.

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Among people born in 1935, Milkha Singh ranks 248Before him are Doug McClure, Peter Grant, Georgy Shonin, Dinkha IV, Christina Pickles, and Lewis Arquette. After him are Roberto Ferreiro, Ronald Lacey, Pjetër Arbnori, Sabahudin Kurt, Larry Kramer, and Henry Gibson.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Milkha Singh ranks 55 out of 158Before him are Krishna Sobti (1925), I. K. Gujral (1919), Yash Chopra (1932), Hamida Banu Begum (1527), Shehbaz Sharif (1951), and Tariq Ali (1943). After him are Malala Yousafzai (1997), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948), L. K. Advani (1927), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), and Amjad Khan (1940).

Among ATHLETES In Pakistan

Among athletes born in Pakistan, Milkha Singh ranks 1After him are Abdul Hamid (1927).