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Forgotten Heros Series: Makhan Singh did India proud but we don't Know the Name
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Makhan Singh (July 1, 1937 – January 21, 2002) was an Indian athlete amid the 1960s. He was born in Bathulla town in the Hoshiarpur region of Punjab. His primary claim to fame came was his triumph over Milkha Singh in the 1962 National Games of India in Calcutta. He won various gold awards in National Games and spoke to India at the 1962 Asian Games.

 

He won gold and silver at the 1962 Asian Games and  16 medals (12 Gold, 3 Sliver, and 1 Bronze) at the  National Games.

 He was a Subedar in the Indian Army and retired in  1972. After retirement from the army, he started a  stationery shop in his village. He was diabetic and in  1990 his foot was injured by a piece of glass so doctors suggested cutting off his leg. He died in penury in 2002. He also won the Arjuna Award for his achievements.

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Forgotten Heros Series: Makhan Singh did India proud but we don

Forgotten Heros Series: Makhan Singh did India proud but we don't Know the Name

 

 

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