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'The Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh honoured by Madame Tussauds in Delhi

Ace Indian sprinter Milkha Singh is honoured by Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi. Grandson's captured photos with wax statue of The Flying Sikh.

Milkha Singh, who was the first male sprinter to win gold medal at Commonwealth Games, has been honoured for his achievements in Athletics when no other Indian made a name for country's sports contribution at international level. He was born into a Sikh Rathore Rajput family in Punjab, in undivided India during the pre-independence days. He was one of 15 siblings, many of whom died during childhood.

At the wax unveiling ceremony, Milkha Singh was seen with his son Jeev Milkha Singh, posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday. Jeev Milkha Singh is a golfer who is yet to achieve things for nation. Discus-thrower Krishna Poonia equalled the feat at Commonwealth Games in 2010.

The most remarkable achievements of Milkha Singh are gold medals won in 1958 and 1962 editions of Asian Games. He was then given a name which expresses running speed of him, 'The Flying Sikh'. In 2013, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' biopic was well appreciated in Bollywood, made on life journey.

At present, Milkha is residing with his family in Chandigarh.

The famous chain from the United Kingdom, which hosts wax statues of celebrities, decided to open its first branch in India recently in the Connaught Place area of central Delhi.

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