Business News | Legendary Athlete Milkha Singh’s Rare NFT Collection Launches January 26

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Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 14 (ANI/Heylin Spark): On India’s 73rd Republic Day, AtiusDAO announces the launch of a rare collection of NFTs by legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh.

Also known as “The Flying Sikh”, Milkha Singh is a true patriot and trailblazer.

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What are NFTs, you ask?

Means Non Fungible Tokens, but can actually be anything digital. A picture, a piece of music, a wonderful video, digital sand, your mapped brain, or anything you can think of. Just that NFTs have become an extremely exciting place and the technology to sell these NFTs is changing rapidly. More technically, NFTs are unique digital assets and represent a unique property that makes them non-equivalent to other tokens on the blockchain network.

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Backed by NFT-enabling technology that would help sports fans own their own piece of rare moments in sports history, altiusDAO has now announced the launch of a rare collection of NFTs from the famous life of Milkha Singh.

Born in a remote village in the province of Multan, young Milkha saw his family murdered during the partition of India in 1947. Leading battles beyond athletics with great courage and determination, he endured many hardships including living in a train station, staying in jail for traveling without a ticket, doing odd jobs to survive, until he joined the Indian Army. It was there that he discovered his potential as an athlete.

Popularly known as the “Flying Sikh”, Singh won four gold medals in Asia, a British Empire and Commonwealth gold medal and finished fourth at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He was awarded the Helms World Trophy in 1959 for winning 77 of his 80 international races. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, in recognition of his sporting achievements.

Milkha Singh, the finest athlete India has ever produced, has always captured the nation’s imagination and inspired generations of athletes forever. Many yearned for the glory he brought to the Indian flag. One of his many admirers includes 2021 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. He remembered Milkha Ji’s desire and dream to see an Indian athlete on the podium at the Olympics and to hear the national anthem play in the stadium.

“It was his dream to see an Indian athlete win gold in the Olympics. I remembered his words at that moment and wished he were with us to see his dream come true,”

-Neeraj Chopra

When he won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, he graciously dedicated the medal to the memory of Milkha Ji. Sadly, Milkhaji had passed away a few weeks earlier on June 18, 2021 and was not around to witness this monumental triumph from Neeraj Chopra.

Milkha Singh’s family, which includes famed golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, and her three older sisters Aleeza, Mona and Sonia, said it was a heartbreaking moment for them. and also a celebration of the unprecedented legacy their father left behind.

“He was larger than life and touched millions of hearts. A part of me died when I lost him last year. The memories, stories and values ​​he passed on to me will live with me. forever. Let’s keep his legacy alive.” shares Jeev Milkha Singh.

A significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of these NFTs would be donated to the Milkha Charitable Trust with the aim of promoting the sport and helping the needy.

Now you can have the chance to celebrate and relive the most inspiring moments of his life through a rare collection of NFTs, which will fall on January 26, 2022, the Republic Day of India. The “Milkha Singh” collectibles will include a set of Super Rare NFTs, Rare NFTs, a Champion Collection, and free Milkha Singh Sports Life Sprinter Collection airdrops.

This launch of Milkha Singh NFT is done in collaboration with Polygon Studio. Polygon Studio is owned and operated by Polygon (formerly MATIC), Polygon Studios is a media center bringing the rapidly growing world of Web3 entertainment to the general public.

Ishan Negi of Polygon Studio said, “Polygon Studio is extremely excited about this partnership with altiusDAO. Polygon Studio strongly believes that altiusDAO will help bring about positive change in sports by leveraging the power of the sports community to around the world. The first NFT launch of Milkha Singh, one of India’s greatest athletes, is a major step forward.”

And there’s more for NFT holders!

These exclusive collectible NFTs also come with rare, super premium and exclusive utilities that include priceless personal memorabilia of Milkha Singh as well as premium and super exclusive sports experiences. The details of the same would be revealed ahead of the launch of the sale on January 26.

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