Milkha Singh passes away after long battle with Covid | India’s Milkha, Milkha’s India

Milkha Singh passes away after long battle with Covid | India’s Milkha, Milkha’s India
CHANDIGARH: Milkha Singh A few days after returning adverse and after being shifted out of the Covid-ICU, four-time Asian Games gold medallist Milkha Singh handed away attributable to post-Covid issues on the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospital right here on Friday. He was 91.
The track, to him, was like AN open book during which Milkha Singh found the “meaning and purpose of life”. And what a life he created for himself.
“Dad just passed away,” his son and legendary golfer Jeev Milkha Singh confirmed TOI over a textual content message.


While the household is but to return to phrases with the passing away of Milkha Singh’s spouse, 85-year-old Nirmal Kaur, who succumbed to Covid-related issues at a non-public hospital in Mohali on Sunday, the legendary athlete misplaced a valiant battle after creating fever and a dip in oxygen saturation stage from Thursday night time within the medical ICU of the PGI hospital.

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted condolences on the passing away of Milkha Singh.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh additionally took to Twitter to specific his disappointment on the passing away of the ‘Flying Sikh.’

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Milkha Singh passes away after long battle with Covid | India’s Milkha, Milkha’s India

The Padma Shri awardee had contracted Covid-19 on May 19, and was earlier admitted on the Covid ICU of the identical hospital earlier than returning adverse on Wednesday. The 1958 Commonwealth Games gold medallist was admitted to the PGIMER on June 3 after his oxygen ranges dipped at dwelling following remedy on the Fortis hospital in Mohali for every week.

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The legendary athlete’s best potency stays the fourth-place finish at intervals the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympiad. He in addition diagrammatical Asian nation at intervals the 1956 and 1964 Olympiad.



Singh, who was born in Gobindpura, now in current-day Pakistan, on November 30, 1928 as per faculty information, had change into the primary Indian athlete to win gold within the then British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958, a file which stood for greater than 50 years when Krishna Poonia received the gold in discus throw occasion in 2010 CWG at Delhi. Singh had emerged because the winner within the 400m ultimate in Cardiff edging out Malcolm Spence of South Africa with a timing of 46.6 seconds.
Singh had additionally received 4 Asian Games gold medals, together with the 200m and 400m wins within the 1956 Asian Games and 400m and 4X400m relay in 1962 Asian Games.

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The nonagenarian was but to get jabbed for Covid-19, and on testing constructive on May 19, he had instructed this correspondent over phone, “It’s just a matter of time, I will be back soon, and get myself vaccinated.”
But future had one thing else written for him, as he handed away precisely after a month.