Saturday, November 25, 2017
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 

data:image/jpeg;base64,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

I am sure now that a movie is made on Milkha Singh, the star Indian athlete, who won a first ever Gold medal for athletics at Commonwealth Games for India but unfortunately lost an Olympic medal by a whisker is a known face to the subjects of the country.  Milkha Singh is truly an inspiration for not only Indians but all since he rose to name and fame out of nothing.  He has recently complied a candid autobiography, The Race Of My Life.

The book has been co-authored by his daughter Sonia Sanwalka and the introduction to the book is written by his son Jeev Milkha Singh.  The famous film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who has recently released a biopic film on the life of Milkha Singh named 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has contributed a foreword for this autobiography.  However, Milkha Singh's extraordinary resilience made him step out of the darkness of failure and find redemption.  This catharsis was not easy for Milkha as he had to face his inner demons and deepest fears to come through as a winner in life.

The star athlete was born in Lahore and the dreadful India-Pakistan partition happened when he was just 12 years old.  He witnessed the murder of his parents, brothers and sisters in front of him as the victims of anti-sikh discrimination.  Later he walked thousand miles to reach Delhi and went to the refugee camp.  As a child he ended up in jail for petty crimes like stealing food.  However, his will to lead a respectful life and his determination to never lose made him the champion that he is today.  He joined army and initially used to win a race to get a glass of milk as a reward.

Milkha Singh writes his primary mission in life was to excel in running. The track to him was like an open book in which he could read the meaning and purpose of life.  To keep himself steadfast to his goal, he renounced all pleasures and distractions to keep myself fit and healthy and dedicated his life to the ground where he could practice and run.  Running had thus become his God, his religion and his beloved.

ABOUT AUTHOR:  Milkha Singh was born in 1932 in undivided India and he joined the army in 1951.  Arguably, India's best male athlete, he received the Padma Shri at the height of his career in 1958.  Although he stopped participating in competitive events in the early 1960s, he has dedicated his life to sports.  He retired as Director of Sports and Youth Programme, Punjab Government, in 1991. He established the Milkha Charitable Trust in 2003 in Chandigarh to help poor and needy sports person and their families.

MY TAKE:  In this remarkably candid autobiography, Milkha Singh shares the amazing highs of winning India’s first ever gold in athletics at the Commonwealth Games, the unbridled joy of being hailed as the ‘Flying Sikh’ in Pakistan as well as the shattering low of failure at the Olympics.  Simple, yet ambitious; famous, yet grounded; temptations all around him, yet remaining celibate so he could focus on racing.  Milkha was a man who defined his own destiny. And yet, for a man whose life was dominated by sports, he continues to remain disillusioned with the way sports is run.  The books document the journey of an impoverished refugee who rose to become one of the most towering figures in Indian sports.  For me it is a must read for everyone, to have faith in themselves.  If you have the determination and focus on your goal nothing could withstand in your way from achieving the glory.

 

BOOK DETAILS

AUTHOR:              Milkha Singh and Sonia Sanwalka.

PUBLISHER:        Rupa Publications India

LANGUAGE:        English

NO. OF PAGES:  160

PRICE:                  Rs. 250

Add comment

We welcome comments. No Jokes Please !

Security code
Refresh

Books

Who's Online

We have 1539 guests online
 

Visits Counter

751094 since 1st march 2012