Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passed away at the age of 91 on Friday after complications developed due to Covid-19. On June 13, his wife Nirmal Kaur had died due to the covid complications
The former athlete, who represented India at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Olympics in Rome, and the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, lost a month-long battle with Covid at a hospital in Chandigarh. His wife had also passed away there.
Milkha, famously known as ‘Flying Sikh’, had contracted the viral contagion last month. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Chandigarh Hospital due to Covid complications. His oxygen was dipping fast yesterday.
“The passing of sporting icon Milkha Singh fills my heart with grief. The story of his struggles & strength of character will continue to inspire generations of Indians. My deepest condolences to his family members, & countless admirers,” President Ram Nath Kovind in a statement
The sports fraternity mourned Milkha Singh’s death and united in paying tributes to the legendary sportsperson on Twitter. Condolences are pouring from various parts of the world
मैं आपसे वादा करता हूँ मिल्खा सिंह जी कि हम आपकी अंतिम इच्छा को पूरा करेंगे।
India has lost it's star. Milkha Singh Ji has left us but he will continue to inspire every Indian to shine for India. My deepest condolences to the family. I pray for his soul to rest in peace🙏 pic.twitter.com/mQVRvfozkB
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 18, 2021
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