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    Twitter Hails India's 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh as the Champion Runner Turns 90

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Former army officer Milkha Singh was the only Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games until 2010.

    Nicknamed the "Flying Sikh" for his incredible speed, Milkha Singh, one of the very first sporting legends from India, turns 90 today.

    Politicians, celebrities and fans took to social media to salute the legendary sports icon.

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