Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT | By Saket Parekar, India Syndicate
The life story of Milkha Singh: Photo feature

Early life

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Born on the October 8, 1935 at Lyallpur (now in Pakistan), Milkha Singh grew up during one of the most turbulant periods in Indian history. He was a first-hand witness to the bloodshed and violence during the partition. He had to flee Pakistan after watching his parents and relatives being killed in front of his eyes during the partition massacre.