Milkha Singh was born in Govindpura (present-day Pakistan) on 20 November 1929.
It was while serving in the Indian Army that Singh’s abilities as a sprinter were spotted.
An army man, a track legend, and a trailblazer, it was Milkha Singh who introduced India to track and field events internationally. In 1958 the Commonwealth Gold was one of Milkha’s finest achievements. However, he narrowly missed what could have been India’s greatest track and field medal — a bronze at the Rome Olympics in 1960 by 0.1 seconds. He also won golds in the 400 metres race at the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. It was in 1960 at an Indo-Pak meeting that Pakistan's General Ayub Khan bestowed the title ‘Flying Sikh of India’ to Milkha Singh. Awarded the Padma Shri in 1959, today, all his medals and sporting treasures are on display at the Sports Museum in Patiala. Milkha Singh passed away on 18 June 2021.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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