New Delhi: Carl Lewis was so awe-struck by Milkha Singh’s life — rising from a scratch to a top athlete in the world by sheer hard work — as depicted in his biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ that the legendary American sprinter sent a baton to the Indian as a gesture of respect.
Speaking at a press conference, Milkha said he was touched by Lewis’ acknowledgement of his achievements.
“The great Carl Lewis watched my movie at his home in America along with an Indian friend of his... A few days later I got a gift from Lewis, which to my amazement was a baton (used in relay races). On the baton was written ‘a present from Carl Lewis, multiple Olympic gold medallist to legendary Milkha Singh. I salute your achievements’,” he added.