Milkha Singh has finally secured space in the Madame Tussauds gallery where his wax statue will be installed. It’s a dream comes true for the celebrated athlete better known as the Flying Sikh. Wax statue of track and field sprinter Milkha Singh will be displayed at the Madame Tussauds wax statue gallery in Delhi. Milkha Singh is acknowledged for his feats, and finding a place in the famous Madame Tussauds gallery is no less than a dream come true for the legendary athlete. Milkha Singh’s wax statue which is going to be installed at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds gallery was unveiled in Chandigarh.
Wax statue at Madame Tussauds is a dream come true for Milkha Singh
According to a report, since Milkha Singh visited famous Madame Tussauds gallery in London during the team one day halt after taking part in one of the tournaments Milkha Singh had this dream that one day he will have his own statue at the most famous Madame Tussauds gallery, and that is why this wax statue is a dream come true for the sprinter.
There will be 50 famous personalities whose wax figures will be displayed in Madame Tussauds gallery, New Delhi and Milkha Singh’s wax statue will be among those 50 personalities who have been chosen from various walks of life for their wax statues to be displayed at the Madame Tussauds gallery. This will be London-based Madame Tussauds gallery’s 23rd museum.
Milkha Singh got India its first gold medal
It was 1958 when Milkha Singh became the Independent India’s first athlete to win gold at Commonwealth Games. In 1958 the Commonwealth Games were held at Cardiff, Wales. It had been one of the most memorable sporting outings for Milkha Singh, the legendary athlete, and since then there was no looking back for him. At the Commonwealth Games, Milkha Singh, not only won a gold but also scripted history and became country’s first athlete to win gold.
Other famous personalities at the wax museum
The famous Madame Tussauds gallery will be located at Connaught Place, the heart of the national capital – Delhi. The famous museum will house across the first and the second floor of royal Regal Cinema that has been turned into a multiplex now. The Madame Tussauds Museum Delhi will be similar to its counterparts. Besides Milkha Singh’s wax statue, which is the latest addition in the gallery, the Madame Tussauds Museum in Delhi will comprise wax figures of national as well as international icons.
As per Merlin Entertainment India Private Limited, the company that handles operations of Madame Tussauds, each statue that has been installed at the Madame Tussauds Museum costs around R1.5 crore.
Flying Sikh, as he is known, the world famous sprinter Milkha Singh would share space at the Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi with the wax statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi, superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh and cricketer Kapil Dev who led the cricket team in 1983 to clinch the 1983 World Cup.
Source: Times of India