The Olympics were the first held in the Southern Hemisphere. Being a sports aficionado, I must confess that even after watching the movie, I had enough hunger to read the book. For example, Milkha runs as if ‘the Furies were after him’. The book feels a little too abrupt and too short sometimes. It leaves little to the imagination as Milkha Singh unabashedly recounts the horrors of the Partition and the difficulties that followed.
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It delicately captures the key incidents of the sporting champion’s life particularly the hardships he went through to achieve all those victories he did.
The Olympics were the first held in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Race of My Life: An Autobiography
Almost half of the book is covered in Movie but still I never lost interest. The last words told in the book which will bring goosebumps to you though you already know are: Inbigots slngh his parents,cousins and all the other family members.
The book is candid and centers on how he built his career as a world-class sprinter. Roger Black ENG Paperbackpages.
Other records note it as 17 October and 20 November Milkha Singh at Chandigarh Golf Club in The birthdate has been written as 20 Novemberon his passport. This book is literally the “Race” of Milkha’s life.
Milkha Singh | Biography & Facts |
Milkha Singhbyname the Flying Sikhborn October 17,Lyallpur [now Faisalabad], PakistanIndian track-and-field athlete who became the first Indian male to reach the final of an Olympic athletics event when he placed fourth in the metre race at the Olympic Games in Rome. InSingh set records for the m and m in the National Games of Indiaheld at Cuttack and also won gold medals in the same events at the Asian Games. After winning the national trials in the metre and metre sprints, he was eliminated during the preliminary heats for those events at the Olympic Games in Melbourne.
As rightly said, success doesn’t have any short cuts and hard work is the only way out. The best part about the autobiography is that you get to see the life of a man who came from the simplest of beginnings to achieve great success, and you get to see it from his point of view.
Dec 09, Madhur Ahuja rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a blatant and open look into what makes great sportspeople great. The “Race” shows that courage, dedication, discipline and hard-work are all that makes man successful. Communication Skills Training by Ian Tuhovsky.
Nov 13, Arnab Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: And in being that, it evokes passion within readers to find such dedication within themselves. A story of a self made man who has indeed risen from ashes, toiled very hard to reach heights of success in his professional life and whose commitment to his dreams have roped in fruits for generations to remember.
The Race of My Life: An Autobiography by Milkha Singh
Aug 15, Chinmay Mahajan rated it really liked it Shelves: Must read book for every sportsperson. This is the story of someone who has lived in interesting times and has a story worth telling Aug 02, Srinivas Gudla rated it really liked it. Athleticsa variety of sinhg in running, walking, jumping, and throwing events. They were displayed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi but later moved to a sports museum in Patiala where a pair of running shoes that he wore in Rome are also displayed.
Commonwealth Games champions in men’s metres. He was one of 15 siblings, eight of whom died before the Partition of India.
I have already watched the movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. He has conquered and seen it all and has penned it down to perfection in the form of a pff.
Great Life and the nation should salute the courage of Sir Milkha.