june 19, 2021
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh died due to post-COVID complications on Friday. He was 91. Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who played the role of the late sprinter in his biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, on Saturday morning paid his tribute to the athlete. Farhan Akhtar shared a picture of himself and Milkha Singh on Instagram and wrote: “Dearest Milkha ji, a part of me is still refusing to accept that you are no more. Maybe it’s the stubborn side I inherited from you.. the side that when it sets it’s mind on something, just never gives up.” Farhan said that the sporting icon represented “how hard work, honesty and determination can lift a person off his knees.” He wrote: “And the truth is that you will always be alive. Because you were more than a large hearted, loving, warm, down to earth man. You represented an idea.