December 5, 2022
Milkha Singh Battles

Milkha Singh examined unfavorable for COVID-19 on Wednesday.© AFP

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has developed a fever and his oxygen saturation stage has additionally dropped as he battles to regain his well being, after a bout with COVID-19, within the Intensive Care Unit of the PGIMER hospital right here on Friday. The 91-year-old, who examined unfavorable for COVID-19 on Wednesday and was shifted to the overall ICU, is being carefully monitored by a staff of docs. “He suddenly developed a fever Thursday night and his oxygen saturation levels dipped. A team of doctors is monitoring him,” PGIMER sources mentioned on Friday. 

Milkha had been “stable before this. “It’s been a barely tough day for Milkha Ji. But he’s battling away,” read a statement from his family. He had contracted COVID-19 last month and his 85-year-old wife Nirmal Kaur, who had also been infected by the virus, passed away at a private hospital in Mohali on Sunday. 

Kaur was a former national women’s volleyball team captain. Milkha was admitted to PGIMER on June 3 after his oxygen levels dipped at home following treatment at the Fortis hospital in Mohali for a week. 


The legendary athlete is a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion however his best efficiency stays the fourth-place end within the 400m remaining of the 1960 Rome Olympics. 

He additionally represented India within the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959.

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