Actor Amitabh Bachchan remembered late sports icon Milkha Singh as he shared the last page of his autobiography The Race of My Life on Sunday.
Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter account to share the contemplative page of Milka’s autobiography in which he exposed deep thoughts on life.
The last page of the autobiography reads: “My last words would be: life as an athlete is difficult, and there will certainly be times when you might be tempted to stop or rake shortcuts – but remember that there is no shortcut to success. in this case, you should try to take inspiration from this verse in urdu: “Mita de apni hasti ko agar his martaba chahe, ki dana khak may mil kar gul-e-gulzar hota hai”.
The verse was translated as “Destroy your whole existence if you want to reach the zenith, for a seed must become one with the dust to make the flower germinate into a flower.”
The actor captioned the post as follows: “The last page of Milkha Singh’s book .. An inspiration for all.”
In a previous tweet, Amitabh mourned the death of the Indian sprinter. He would say, “In grief .. Milkha Singh dies .. pride of India .. great athlete .. greater human .. Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers.”
Milkha Singh, who was 91 when he breathed her last, died at 11:30 p.m. on Friday in Chandigarh. He had tested positive for Covid-19 last month and was in isolation at his home in Chandigarh before being admitted to the ICU at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Hospital in Chandigarh.
The legendary athlete was a four-time gold medalist at the Asian Games and champion of the 1958 Commonwealth Games. He is still the only Indian athlete to have won gold at the Asian and Commonwealth Championships. He received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor, in recognition of his athletic achievements.
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He is survived by a son and three daughters. His son Jeev Milkha Singh is also a renowned golfer.
Milkha’s wife and former captain of the Indian women’s national volleyball team, Nirmal Milkha Singh died of Covid-19 at the age of 85 on June 13.