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Legendary Athlete Milkha Singh Dreams To Watch An Indian Athlete Win An Olympic Gold

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| September 11 , 2018 , 13:10 IST

Indian legendary athlete Milkha Singh also known as The Flying Sikh on Monday revealed that it was his dream to watch an Indian athlete win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

According to reports in media, Milkha Singh during an interaction with the students of Shoolini University said, "It's my dream to see an Indian athlete win a gold medal at the Olympics that I lost in Rome."

The Legendary athlete, also known by his nickname 'Flying Sikh', got emotional while watching a clip from his biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', recalling all the struggles of his life.

The 88-year-old while talking to the students shared a story from his childhood recalling his struggles as well as shared his experience in the famous sporting event held at Pakistan in 1960 where he defeated his Pakistani contemporary Abdul Khaliq.

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Further, the Indian athlete added "No matter who becomes our Prime Minister, no one can completely eradicate poverty from the country. We as citizens need to contribute and do our bit in the eradication of poverty and development of the nation."

Milkha Singh by mentioning youth as the future of the nation encouraged the students to work hard and to bring glory to the nation.

According to reports suggest Milkha Singh also inaugurated an indoor sports complex that will be named after him as the Milkha Singh Sports Complex. He was welcomed by Prof. P.K. Khosla, Vice Chancellor of Shoolini University and Atul Khosla, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Founder of the university.