Mumbai: Former Indian Sprinter Milkha Singh, who examined constructive for COVID-19 on May 20, handed away on Friday (June 18). He was 91. The 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, fondly often known as Flying Sikh, was admitted to the ICU on June 3 on account of dipping oxygen stage. He died 5 days after the demise of his spouse Nirmal Milkha Singh.
Several Bollywood celebs together with Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon, Mukesh Chhabra mourned Milkha Singh’s loss of life on social media and supplied condolence to his household. Priyanka recalled her first assembly with Singh and stated that she was touched by his humility.
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“Warm and welcoming, you made our first assembly so so particular. I’ve been impressed by your excellence, touched by your humility, influenced by your contribution to our nation. Om Shanti #Milkha ji. Sending love and prayers to the household,” PeeCee’s tweet learn.
SRK stated that Milkha Singh’s legacy will stay unmatched and his presence will at all times be felt. King Khan posted a tweet that learn, “The Flying Sikh might now not be with us in particular person however his presence will at all times be felt and his legacy will stay unmatched… An inspiration to me… an inspiration to thousands and thousands. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.”
Raveena re-tweeted a photograph with the legendary sprinter and stated that he’ll at all times have a ‘particular place in everybody’s hearts’.
“Had the honour of assembly you Sir, you’ll at all times have a particular place in all our hearts ! Whenever we have to be impressed, “bhaag milkhe bhaag,” will resound in our ears ! Om Shanti,” Tandon wrote.
Rahul Bose wrote, “What a tragic day for India, what a tragic day for sport. In the lengthy hours I spent with Milkha Sir I used to be at all times struck by his fierce willpower and his even fiercer generosity. An inspiration, interval. Rest in peace, Sir. We mourn deeply. Love to @JeevMilkhaSingh
and the household.”
‘Naagin 3’ actress Surbhi Jyoti tweeted, “Flying Sikh is not any extra. You had been certainly one of your sort. Rest in peace our hero.”
Musician Ankit Tiwari wrote, “The legendary flying sikh accomplished the ultimate race of life. May his soul relaxation in peace. We will at all times be pleased with him. Milkha Singhji India will miss you. Om Shanti.”
“Heartbreaking to coronary heart the information of #MilkhaSingh ji’s demise. Rest in peace sir,” ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain’ fame Aashif Sheikh tweeted.
Milkha Singh’s Biopic
A movie primarily based on the lifetime of Milkha Singh, titled ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, was launched on July 12, 2013. Farhan Akhtar performed the titular function within the sports activities drama, which carried out properly on the field workplace. Sonam Kpoor, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi and Prakash Raj had been seen in supporting roles within the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial.
‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ will full eight years of launch subsequent month.
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Milkha Singh’s household issued an announcement following his demise. “It is with excessive disappointment that we wish to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji handed away. He fought arduous however God has his methods and it was maybe real love and companionship that each our mom Nirmal ji & now Dad have handed away in a matter of 5 days,” the assertion learn as quoted by ANI.
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