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From Dhyan Chand to MAK Patuadi: A look at the Top 10 Indian Sporting families

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23 Aug 2015, 22:11 IST

#9 Milkha Singh and Jeev Milkha Singh:

Jeev Milkha and father Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh better known to the world as the Flying Sikh was a track and field sprinter who represented India 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics. He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Commonwealth games. One of his best performances was the 4th place finish in the 1956 Olympics where he was leading the race till the 200 meter mark but lost out because he slowed down to check where his competitors were which led to three other racing past him and which led to a photo finish where Otis Davis beat Carl Kaufmann by one-hundredth of a second.

Milkha’s 45.73 was an Indian track record which stood for almost 41 years. His wife Nirmal Kaur is a former Indian Volleyball captain and both of them met in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1955 before getting married in 1964. Jeev Milkha Singh their son is a professional golfer on won his first title in 1993. He is just one of three golfers to receive the Arjuna Award. He has a total of 20 professional wins and is just the second Indian golfer after Arjun Atwal to participate in the European Tour. He also played in the PGA tour from 2007 to 2010. 

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