‘The Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh passes away due to post-COVID complication

Milkha Singh Dead: Legendary Indian Sprinter Milkha Singh, also known as The Flying Sikh, who was admitted to PGIMER Chandigarh due to post-coronavirus complications, passed away on Friday.

According to the PGIMER Chandigarh, Milkha Singh was admitted to the ICU of Covid Hospital of PGIMER on June 03, 2021, and was treated for Covid there till June 13 when after putting up a valiant battle with Covid, Milkha Singh tested negative for coronavirus.

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However, due to post- Covid complications, he was shifted out of Covid Hospital to medical ICU. Despite best of the efforts by the medical team, Milkha Singh could not be retrieved from his critical condition and after a brave fight, he left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 pm on June 18, 2021.

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Soon after Milkha Singh was dead, PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “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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“In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality endeared him to millions. Anguished by his passing away,” he said in another tweet.

President Ram Nath Kovind wrote: “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.”

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