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Jan 21 2021


Turbaned Tornado: Omung Kumar to bring the centenarian’s journey on screen with Fauja

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Born in Punjab, Singh couldn’t walk or go to the local school in the early years as his legs were weak. While he began walking shortly after turning five, his love for running blossomed decades later when he, then 81 and staying in England, saw a marathon on television. He participated in several races thereon, including those in London. His participation in the New York City Marathon, at the age of 93, was personally important — Singh viewed it as a means to combat the misdirected hate against Sikhs after the 9/11 attacks.  

 

 

 

 

    
Filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa, who is producing the biopic along with Kumar and Kunal Shivdasani, says, “This story takes us on a journey through time, and makes us realise what [the earlier generations] have been through.”

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