Chandigarh: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has handed away after battling in opposition to Covid-19. He was 91 on the time of his demise. Singh was examined constructive for COVID-19 on May 20 and was in isolation at his Chandigarh residence. The 91-year-old, popularly referred to as Flying Sikh lastly succumb to the illness after a month-long battle.
The legendary athlete is a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion however his biggest efficiency was the fourth place end within the 400m ultimate of the 1960 Rome Olympics. His timing on the Italian capital remained the nationwide file for 38 years until Paramjeet Singh broke it in 1998. He additionally represented India within the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his grief on the demise of the Flying Sikh!
Milkha Singh was discharged on May 30 however was admitted once more on June 3 at Nehru Hospital Extension at PGIMER in Chandigarh. Singh had already misplaced his spouse, Nirmal Milkha Singh final week resulting from Covid-19.
Famous golfer and Milkha Singh’s son, Jeev Mikha Singh confirmed his demise to the Indian Express. PTI too confirmed the information.
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