Flying Sikh Milkha Singh flew away for ever


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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi@narendramodi tweeted: In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality endeared him to millions. Anguished by his passing away.


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

Shah Rukh Khan@iamsrk
The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched… An inspiration to me… an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.



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