ISBN 9788129118424,Turbaned Tornado: The Oldest Marathon Runner Fauja Singh

Turbaned Tornado: The Oldest Marathon Runner Fauja Singh


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118424

ISBN-10 8129118424


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)

Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem

Turbaned Tornado is the biography of Fauja Singh (born on 1 April 1911), a centenarian British Sikh. He is a marathon runner of Indian descent and a world record holder in his age bracket. Once the poster boy for Adidas, Fauja Singh became the world's oldest half-marathon runner when he completed the 2010 Luxembourg Interfaith marathon at the age of ninety-nine. Turbaned Tornado captures Fauja Singh's zest for life and his invincible spirit. It traces the runner's roots and tries to capture his life's journey, understanding the impact of Fauja on the world around him. About Khushwant Singh Khushwant Singh was an Anglo-Indian writer, advocate, politician and journalist. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Mr. Singh is best remembered for his humour, love of poetry and his vigourous treatment of secularism in his writings, most evident in: The Company of Women, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, With Malice towards One and All, The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories and Delhi: A Novel. A graduate of Government College, Lahore, St. Stephen's College in Delhi and King's College London, he read for the Bar at the Inner Temple and served as a practicing lawyer for nearly fifteen years before entering journalism. He has worked with The Illustrated Weekly, The National Herald and Hindustan Times. A prolific writer, Mr. Singh wrote till the grand old age of 99, releasing his last work The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous a few months before his passing in March 2014.