Blog Business Entertainment Environment Health Latest News News Analysis Opinion Science Sports Technology World
Legendary Athlete Milkha Singh passes away due to Covid 19

 


The Flying Sikh of India Milkha Singh took his last breath on Friday night in Chandigarh. The four-time gold medalist died at the age of 91 after a month-long battle with Covid 19. He tested positive on May 20th, was admitted to the Fortis hospital at Mohali. Later on, discharged on 30th May. But due to a sudden dipping in oxygen level, he was again admitted on 3rd June at one of the best hospitals of Chandigarh Nehru hospital at PGIMER. 


 


After the death of the legendary athletePGIMER spokesperson Prof Ashok Kumar issued a media statement. 


 "Legendary Indian Sprinter Shri Milkha Singh Ji was admitted in the ICU of COVID Hospital of PGIMER on 3rd June 2021 and was treated for COVID there till 13th June when after putting up a valiant battle with COVID, Milkha Singh Ji tested negative." Prof Ashok added, "However, due to post-COVID complications, he was shifted out of COVID Hospital to medical ICU. But despite best of the efforts by the medical team, Milkha Singh Ji could not be retrieved from his critical condition and after a brave fight, he left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 pm on 18th June 2021 here at PGIMER." source PTI


 


The Milkha family recently lost the backbone of the family M/s-Nirmal Kaur, who died at 85 due to the same illness. She was a former Women's nationalvolleyball team captain.


milkha singh and wife


 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to the Milkha Singh via a Twitter handle.


"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."


 


 Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 in a traditional farmer Sikh family at Govindpura village, Muzzaffagarh City presently, in Pakistan. He came to India during the partition and moved to Delhi in 1947.


 


He became the First athlete of India to win a gold medal at the commonwealth games from independent India. And was a four-time gold medalist in Asian Games. He also represented India in the 1956 & 1960 Olympics. Milkha Singh was also awarded Padma Shri following his success in 1958. He became Director of Sports in Punjab Ministry of Education- from which post he had retired by 1998.


 


His autobiography book-inspired film Bhaag MilkhaBhaag was released in 2013 star cast by Farhan Akhtar & Sonam Kapoor the film widely acclaimed in India. And win the title of 'Most popular film' at national awards.


 


He is survived, by his three daughters Dr Mona Singh, Aleeza Grover, Sonia Sanwalka and a son, notable golfer Jeev Milkha Singh.


Share This Post On

Tags: India padmashri olympic athlete milkha singh


Similar articles

India Gets a new Indian Space Association- All You Need to Know

On this day, 62 years ago, Arati Saha became the first Asian woman to cross the English Channel

International Day of Non-Violence – Remembering Gandhi


0 comments

Leave a comment


You need to login to leave a comment. Log-in
TheSocialTalks was founded in 2020 as an alternative to mainstream media which is fraught with misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. We have a strong dedication to publishing authentic news that abides by the principles and ethics of journalism. We are a not-for-profit organisation driven by a passion for truth and justice in society.

Our team of journalists and editors from all over the world work relentlessly to deliver real stories affecting our society. To keep our operations running, we depend on support in the form of donations. Kindly spare a minute to donate ₹500 to support our writers and our cause. Your financial support goes a long way in running our operations and publishing real news and stories about issues affecting us. It also helps us to expand our organisation, making our news accessible to more everyone and deepening our impact on the media.

Support fearless and fair journalism today.

Support Us