Milkha Singh served as a true example of perseverance and made the nation proud with his exemplary achievements. A month ago, he contracted the COVID-19 virus and fought bravely but things took a wrong turn last night. He was a role model to many and his biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag showcased his life story to millions across the world.

Farhan Akhtar who played the role of Milkha in the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag shared a heartfelt note after hearing the news of the demise. In the note, he expressed how important of a role Milkha played in the lives of many and also spoke about how good of a person he was.

Farhan Akhtar shared a post on Instagram, his caption read-

Dearest Milkha ji,
A part of me is still refusing to accept that you are no more. Maybe it’s the stubborn side I inherited from you.. the side that when it sets its mind on something, just never gives up.
And the truth is that you will always be alive. Because you were more than a large-hearted, loving, warm, down-to-earth man. You represented an idea. You represented a dream. You represented (to use your own words) how hard work, honesty, and determination can lift a person off his knees and get him to touch the sky.
You have touched all our lives. For those who knew you as a father and a friend, it was a blessing. For those who didn’t, your story was a constant source of inspiration and a reminder of humility in success.
I love you with all my heart.

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Though Milkha Singh is no more with us, his story and achievements will continue to live on forever. He created history by winning medals and making the nation proud despite all the problems life threw at him and that led him to set a mark on the people around him and across the world. Truly a legend.

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