Milkha Singh, the great sprinter of the country, popularly known as Flying Sikh, died at 11.30 pm on Friday night. He breathed his last at the age of 91. He was infected with coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at PGI, Chandigarh. On May 19, after his Kovid report came positive, he was undergoing treatment at his home in Chandigarh, but on May 24, he was admitted to the ICU of the hospital in Mohali after his health deteriorated. On June 13, his wife and former Indian women’s volleyball team captain Nirmal Milkha Singh died at a hospital in Mohali due to complications related to the COVID-19 infection.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of Milkha Singh. A while back, he tweeted, “With the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a great sportsperson who left a mark on the nation’s imagination and carved a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality had made himself the darling of millions. I am hurt by his death.
I had spoken to Shri Milkha Singh Ji just a few days ago. Little did I know that it would be our last conversation. Several budding athletes will derive strength from his life journey. My condolences to his family and many admirers all over the world.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2021
PM Modi further wrote, ‘I spoke to Shri Milkha Singh ji a few days ago. I didn’t know that this would be our last conversation. Many budding athletes will draw courage from his life journey. My condolences to his family and many fans across the world.
VIDEO: Nirmal, wife of Milkha Singh and former captain of the Indian volleyball team, dies due to Kovid-19