Milkha Singh Autobiography celebrating the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag! is Now Available for Preorder!
What came first, the Egg or the Hen? This is the question you’ll be asking about Flying Sikh Milkha Singh’s upcoming autobiography, The Race of My Life. The Question is relevant to the book, as the director of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag , Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra is one of the authors of the book. The 168 pages book, available in both paper and eBook version, is published by Rupa Publications India, and will released on 21 August 2013. The book is surprisingly priced at Rs 188.
The book will be in English.
About the Book:
Milkha Singh has led a life dominated by running, running, running. From a boy who narrowly escaped death during Partition (Most of his family was not so lucky), to a juvenile delinquent who stole and outran the police, to a young Army recruit who ran his very first race to win special privileges for himself (A daily glass of milk). After that first race, Milkha Singh became an athlete by default and what followed was the stuff legends are made of. In this remarkably candid autobiography, Milkha Singh shares the amazing highs of winning India’s first ever gold in athletics at the Commonwealth Games, the unbridled joy of being hailed as the ‘Flying Sikh’ in Pakistan, as well as the shattering low of failure at the Olympics. Simple yet ambitious, famous yet grounded, Milkha Singh was a man who defined his own destiny and remained committed to running and yet, remarkably for a man whose life was dominated by sports, he continues to remain disillusioned with the way sports is run. Powerful and gripping, the Race of My Life documents the journey of an impoverished refugee who rose to become one of the most towering figures in Indian sports.
About the Author — Milkha Singh
Born in 1932 in undivided India, Milkha Singh is arguably one of India’s most iconic male athletes. All through his professional career, his mantra for success has been regular practice, hard work, dedication and the determination to perform to the best of his abilities. Although he stopped participating in competitive events in the early 1960s, he has dedicated his life to sports. Milkha Singh has always been a romantic at heart and he is today a contented husband, a proud father and an indulgent grandfather. The Farhan Akhtar starrer – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a biographical film that depicts his early life and career.
Milkha Singh Autobiography can be an eye opener on many counts. For instance, the Milkha Singh Autobiography may have some backing of the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, but it may also have some bits about Flying Sikh’s life, which allow the reader to know the man better. After all movies, no matter how good they are made, or how justice they try with the real person, are always choosy in picking life instances. Milkha Singh Autobiography will be thus an opportunity to know the man better. For instance, how he was for his son, Indian Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh. Was he a pushy parent? Was he a parent who always discourages and rarely motivates? For anyone who chooses to read Milkha Singh Autobiography, the presence of such small things will make the book valuable.
We will try to post a review of the book here.