Milkha Singh passes away due to post COVID complications

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Milkha Singh passes away

Chandigarh, June 19

After battling with the infectious disease for a couple of day, the Asian Games gold medallist Milkha Singh passed away due to post COVID complications of Friday.

The 90-year-old Milkha Singh, who was fondly known as Flying Sikh, was undergoing treatment at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospital in Chandigarh.

On Sunday, Milkha Singh’s wife Nirmal Kaur (85) was passed away due to COVID-related complications at a private hospital in Mohali.

Milkha Singh was recently tested negative for the infection.

“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 of India Ram Nath Kovind.

In another tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “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.”

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