Milkha Singh is no longer among us, died of corona

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Chandigarh: India’s legendary sprinter Milkha Singh died on Friday after battling corona infection for a month. Earlier, his wife and former Indian volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur also died of corona infection.

 

No more ‘Flying Sikh’

 

Padmashree Milkha Singh was 91 years old. He is survived by his son golfer Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters. A spokesperson for his family said, “He breathed his last at 11:30 pm”.

 

His condition was deteriorating since evening and oxygen was also depleted along with fever. He was admitted in the ICU of PGIMER here. He had corona last month and his report came negative on Wednesday. He was shifted to the General ICU. His condition had stabilized before Thursday evening.

 

Let us inform you that his wife Nirmal, 85, died on Sunday in a private hospital.

 

Milkha Singh was the pride of India

 

Four-time Asian Games gold medalist Milkha had also won the yellow medal in the 1958 Commonwealth Games. His best performance, however, was in the 1960 Rome Olympics in which he finished fourth in the 400 m final. He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1959.

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