Flying Sikh 91-year-old Milkha Singh breathed his last at PGIMER on Friday night.
Milkha Singh, Honorary sportsman, also known as flying Sikh contracted the virus on May 20, 2021. He and his wife Nirmal Kaur was tested positive for covid 19 last month after battling with the virus for many days his wife passed away and five days after the demise of his wife 85-year-old Nirmal Kaur, He was tested positive after one of their family cooks tested positive and was admitted to a private Mohali hospital on May 24. Singh had been discharged on May 30 before he was admitted to the Covid ward in the Nehru Hospital Extension at PGIMER on June 3 due to dipping oxygen levels.
The former Indian athlete had tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday earlier this week and was shifted from the Covid ICU to the medical ICU at PGIMER but unfortunately, his situation became critical and he had started having complications including fever and dropping of oxygen saturation level. After battling with the deadly virus, he left us on 19th June 2021. It’s a really sad day for all Indians.
He was the pride of the nation who He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was honoured with the Padma Shri award. ‘ the ones we love are never gone, they will live within our hearts. Milkha Ji will always live in our hearts.
We all pray for peace and comfort for the Milkha Ji’s family and loved ones at this difficult time and offer our condolences to you all.