About Milkha Singh and Nirmal Saini
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.Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 into a Rathore Rajput Sikh family. His birthplace was Govindpura, a village 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Muzaffargarh city in Punjab Province, British India.Singh represented India in the 200m and 400m competitions of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.Singh was promoted from the rank of sepoy to junior commissioned officer in recognition of his successes in the 1958 Asian Games.
Nirmal Kaur Saini (8 October 1938 – 13 June 2021) was an Indian volleyball player and captain of the India women’s national volleyball team.She was born on 8 October 1938, in Sheikhupura, Punjab (now part of Pakistan).She was Director of Sports for Women in the State Department. She graduated from Panjab University with a master’s degree in Political Science in 1958.
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Saini love story
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur had first met in 1955 in Colombo, Srilanka when the two had attended a tournament there. While Nirmal Kaur was the captain of the women’s volleyball team, Milkha Singh was a part of the athletics team. In Colombo, an Indian businessman had called the volleyball team and athletics team for a meeting and that’s when Milkha Singh had met Nirmal Kaur for the first time. For Milkha, it was love at first sight. The two had interacted with each other for long hours.
It is said that as there was no paper available at the place, Milkha Singh had written his hotel’s number on Nirmal Kaur’s hand. The two had later again met in 1958, however, their love story had begun in 1960, when the two had met at Delhi’s National Stadium. By that time, Milkha Singh had made a name for himself and he had started spending his coffee breaks with Nirmal Kaur. the two had decided to spend the rest of their lives together.Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur had tied the knot in 1962, and despite an age gap of 9 years, the duo had spent their lives together for 59 long years
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Saini marriage
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur had tied the knot in 1962, and despite an age gap of 9 years, the duo had spent their lives together for 59 long years.
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Saini Childrens
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur have three daughters, Aleeza Grover, Sonia Sanwalkar and Mona Milkha Singh, and a son, Jeev Milkha Singh. While Sonia Sanwalkar has many best-seller books to her name, Mona Milkha Singh is a doctor in New York and has been attending emergency patients of Coronavirus. On the other hand, Jeev Milkha Singh is an Indian professional golfer, who was the first player from India to join the European tour in 1988. Just like his parents, he has won many medals and was awarded Padma Shri in 2007.
Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur had also adopted a seven-year-old boy, Havildar Bikram Singh, who had died in the Battle of Tiger Hill in 1999.