In 1998, Paramjit Singh, a fan of Milkha Singh, broke the 38-year-old national record of his ideal. Paying tribute to his idol, Paramjeet said that he will always cherish the moments spent with him.
- Paramjit Singh, who considered Milkha Singh as his role model, broke his 38-year-old record.
- Paramjit Singh broke Milkha Singh’s 400m national record in 1998
- Paramjit Singh remembers his role model and said that he will always cherish the moments spent with him
- Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, popularly known as Flying Jatt, died on Friday at the age of 91.
Paramjit Singh, who considered India’s great sprinter Milkha Singh as his idol, took inspiration from him and broke his national record after 38 years. Expressing grief over the death of his idol, he said that he will always cherish the time spent with him.
Paramjeet broke Milkha Singh’s 400m national record after 38 years in 1998. Milkha Singh had set a national record 38 years ago at the Rome Olympics in which he missed the bronze medal by 0.1 second in a time of 45.6 seconds. Milkha Singh, 91, died on Friday night at a hospital in Chandigarh.
“Milkha ji was so generous that when I broke his national record, I was invited for dinner at his house in Chandigarh,” Paramjeet told PTI on Saturday. He told me that I should keep working hard to achieve success at the international level. He was very disciplined and worked hard.
Paramjit Singh recalled, ‘I met him for the first time and I was very impressed with him. I was with my coach. Milkha Singh ji said that he wants to see an Indian win an Olympic medal before he dies.