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Former Indian legend sprinter Milkha Singh died on Friday night at 11:30 pm during post corona recovery. He was 91 years old. Five days back his wife Nirmal Kaur passed away due to post covid complications. Milkha Singh was undergoing treatment for 15 days at PGIMER, Chandigarh. He was admitted to the ICU on June 3 due to falling oxygen levels. His corona report came positive on 19 May.
He was born on 20 November 1929 in a Sikh family of Govindpura (now part of Pakistan). He had a lot of love for sports and the country, due to which he came to India after partition and joined the Indian Army.
Milkha Singh refused to accept Arjuna Award
Milkha Singh was given the Padma Shri award in 1959. In 2001, he was announced to be given the Arjuna Award, but he refused to accept it. Later, explaining the reason for this, he said that nowadays awards are distributed in the temple like prasad. I was selected for the Arjuna Award after the Padma Shri award.
Flying Sikh no more: Legend sprinter Milkha Singh died of corona at the age of 91, had lost his wife 5 days ago
Commonwealth Games medal winning record broken after 56 years
Milkha won the first gold for India in the track and field event at the 1958 Commonwealth Games. No one could break this record for 56 years. In 2010, Krishna Poonia won the gold medal in the 2010 discus throw.
Photo of 24 minutes before the death of Milkha Singh: The doctor said – in such a condition no youth can live for 1 hour, Flying Sikhs kept fighting for life for 10 to 12 hours.
Won two consecutive golds in Asian Games
Milkha won two consecutive gold medals at the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games. He won gold in the 400m and 400m relay races. Prior to this, he won gold medals in the 200 and 400 meters at the 1958 Asian Games.
Goodbye Milkha Singh: They used to say – eat half of what you are hungry because diseases start from the stomach; If blood flows fast in the body, then diseases will shed
Milkha wanted an athlete to win a medal before he died.
In 2018, Udan Sikh Milkha Singh was honored with the Khel Ratna Award at the 67th Annual Convocation to be held at Panjab University on March 4. He received this honor at the hands of Vice President and Chancellor of Panjab University M Venkaiah Naidu. After receiving the award, Milkha said that he wanted someone to win an Olympic medal before he died.
Milkha Singh’s 400m national record broken after 40 years
Milkha Singh finished fourth in the 400m race at the 1960 Rome Olympics. However, he did not manage to win the medal, but clocked 45.43 seconds, which was a national record. This record remained for 40 years.
On June 3, when his health deteriorated again, he was admitted to PGI.
This is his photo of Milkha Singh 24 minutes before his death. He died at PGI Chandigarh late Friday at 11:24 pm. His corona report came positive on 19 May. He was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mohali after his condition worsened. He was discharged on 31 May after the report came negative. On June 3, he was admitted to the PGI after his health deteriorated. A team of three doctors was taking care of him.
Pakistan President Ayub Khan gave the name of Flying Sikh
Five-time Asian Games gold medalist Milkha Singh was first called a Flying Sikh in 1960. This nickname was given to him by the President of Pakistan, Ayub Khan. In 1960, Milkha Singh was invited to Pakistan by Ayub Khan for the Indo-Pak Sports Meet. Milkha Singh did not want to go to the country he had left in his childhood. But, on the insistence of the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he went to Pakistan as the leader of the Indian party.
Milkha won the gold medal in the 200m sprint by easily defeating Pakistani superstar Abdul Khaleque. In the medal ceremony, Ayub Khan called Milkha Singh a Flying Sikh for the first time.
became orphans during partition
Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 in a Sikh family of Govindpura (now part of Pakistan). There was a lot of love for sports and the country, due to which he fled to India after partition and joined the Indian Army.
Milkha got selected in the army in the third attempt
Picture of meeting with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. In this he is in army uniform. Milkha was elected to the army in the third attempt.