Milkha Singh is also known as India’s Flying Sikh. Milkha Singh News Legendary athlete dies at 91.
Milkha Singh, the legendary athlete won an Asian gold medalist. He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1959. The legendary athlete, a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, missed the bronze medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics by 1/100th of a second.
Milkha Singh passed away on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was 91. He recently lost his wife Nirmal Kaur to the virus and is survived by his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters.
Asian Gold Medalist Milkha Singh died at the age of 91. From our source we got to know that on June 13, Sunday Nirmal Milkha Singh who is former Indian Volleyball Captain and Milkha Singh ‘s wife has also last breathed after suffering from COVID-19. She was suffering from COVID-19 from last more than 19 days at Mohali Hospital.
Family Statement – Milkha Singh
It is with extreme sadness that we would like to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away at 11.30 pm. on the 18th of June 2021.
He fought hard but God has his ways and it was perhaps true love and companionship that both our mother Nirmal ji and now Dad have passed away in a matter of 5 days.
We are deeply indebted to the doctors at PGI for their valiant efforts and the love and prayers we received from across the world and from yourselves.
We Thank You
Milkha had also contracted Covid-19 and was hospitalised on June 3. He was shifted out of the COVID ICU on Wednesday after testing negative for the virus.
However, after he developed a fever and his oxygen saturation level also dropped, he was moved back to the Intensive Care Unit of the PGIMER hospital.
Milkha Singh News, after the legendary death of PGIMER, Chandigarh where the legendary athlete was being treated for Covid-19 issued his statement in front of the media. The official spokesperson of PGIMER, Prof Ashok Kumar said, “The Legendary Indian Sprinter Shri Milkha Singh Ji was admitted in the ICU of COVID Hospital of PGIMER on 3rd June 2021 and was treated for COVID there till 13th June when after putting up him from battle with COVID, Milkha Singh Ji tested negative.” Due to this COVID-19, we lost one more gem of India, RIP Shri Milkha Singh Ji.
The sporting icon was being treated at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research. He was admitted to the ICU of Mohali’s Fortis hospital due to “COVID pneumonia” on May 24. He was then moved to PGIMER in Chandigarh on June 3. He had tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday but his condition turned critical on Friday evening as he developed complications, including fever and dipping oxygen saturation levels. Indian sports stars took to Twitter to pay their tribute to the legendary athlete.
His demise has left the nation in shock. President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and celebrities like Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar led the tribute to the ‘Flying Sikh’
“The passing of sporting icon Milkha Singh fills my heart with grief. The story of his struggles and strength of character will continue to inspire generations of Indians. My deepest condolences to his family members, and countless admirers,” tweeted President Ramnath Kovind.
“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,” tweeted PM Modi. Milkha Singh News condolence via twitter
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 himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away. pic.twitter.com/h99RNbXI28— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2021
Extremely saddened by this news ..RIP ,India’s one of the greatest sportsman..you have made young Indians dream of becoming an athlete..had the privilege of knowing you so closely .. pic.twitter.com/mbEk9WPDBd— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 19, 2021
पूरे विश्व में भारत का नाम ऊंचा करने वाले फ्लाइंग सिख मिल्खा सिंह जी का निधन एक गौरवपूर्ण अध्याय का अंत है। उनका जीवन हर भारतवासी को सपने देखना और पूरी मेहनत से उन्हें पूरा करने की प्रेरणा देता रहेगा। वे हम सबके दिलों में हमेशा अमर रहेंगे।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 19, 2021
विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि । pic.twitter.com/uAQp0xQKqf
“Rest in Peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh ji. Your demise has left a deep void in every Indian’s heart today, but you shall keep inspiring several generations to come,” posted Sachin Tendulkar
Rest in Peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh ji.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 19, 2021
Your demise has left a deep void in every Indian’s heart today, but you shall keep inspiring several generations to come. pic.twitter.com/ImljefeUEN
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and others from the Hindi film industry mourned the end of an era as they paid tributes to sprint icon Milkha Singh.
T 3940 – In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away .. the pride of India .. a great athlete .. a greater human ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 19, 2021
Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers 🙏🙏
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.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 18, 2021
Incredibly sad to hear about the demise of #MilkhaSingh ji. The one character I forever regret not playing on-screen!— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 19, 2021
May you have a golden run in heaven, Flying Sikh. Om shanti, Sir 🙏🏻
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