Milkha Singh honoured for services to sports at House of Lords

While in the UK, Milka Singh will also lead the 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' team, including the lead actors Farhan and Sonam Kapoor, at a gala screening at Mayfair Hotel in central London today.

updated: July 05, 2013 21:04 IST
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Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh was honoured for his services to sports at a special event at the House of Lords.

House of Lords member and NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul presented the honour to 'The Flying Sikh', who is in London on a promotional tour for an upcoming movie based on his life story.

"We wanted to honour him and let him know that we are very proud of what he has achieved. I am very glad that Bollywood has decided to make a film on him. His story will inspire a new generation of young athletes who can see how a boy from an ordinary family went on to make global headlines," Lord Paul told PTI.

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