Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha singh died last Friday night due to the post-Covid complications at the age of 91. He had tested positive for Covid-19 on 19th of May, but later, after few days, On 24 may, he was admitted to the ICU of Mohali’s Fortis hospital due to his bad condition. Lately, after his serious condition, he was moved to Chandigarh on 3 June. But sadly He passed away at 11.30 pm last night on 18th of the June.
This heart-breaking news is announced by his family in a statement, with extreme sadness in which they informed that Milkha Singh Ji passed away at 11.30 pm on the 18th of June 2021.
Milkha Singh’s 85 year old wife, who had also been affected from Covid-19, passed away in a hospital of Mohali on 13th of June.
The hospital authorities stated that, despite best of the efforts by a 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.
Milkha Ji was a Legendary Personality. He is a Padma shree awardee and also known by THE FLYING SIKH. The legendary won gold medal for four times in Asian games. After the departure of Milkha Singh from this world, India has lost its excellent athlete.
Respected prime minister PM Modi tweeted to show condolence on this heart-breaking news. “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 himself to millions.
PM Modi also tweeted that he had spoken to Shri Milkha Singh Ji just a few days ago. Little did he know that it would be their last conversation. Several budding athletes will derive strength from his life journey. He paid his condolences to Milkha Ji’s family and many admirers all over the world.
The legendary athlete, Milkha Singh Ji, finished fourth in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Firstly, In 1947, Milkha Ji ran to save his life when his father told him, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. At that time the boy ran to save his life and then to win medals.
It is said that after the death of great people, their works and legency speaks.
Same is in the case of Milkha Singh Ji. Even if he does not live in this world, he lives in our hearts till the world.
Great Tribute to legendary sportsman Milkha Singh ji.
Writing Credits – Sukhdeep Kaur