November 28, 2022
Legendary Sprinter Milkha Singh Dies At 91

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh died on Friday as a result of problems attributable to COVID-19. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Mohali on May 24. The 91-year-old had examined constructive for COVID-19 on May 19 however was in dwelling isolation at his Chandigarh residence after revealing that he was asymptomatic. However, just a few days later, the legendary athlete was admitted to the ICU of Mohali’s Fortis hospital as a result of “COVID pneumonia”.

“It is with extreme sadness that we would like to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away at 11.30 pm. on the 18th of June 2021,” his household introduced in a press release.

“He fought hard but God has his ways and it was perhaps true love and companionship that both our mother Nirmal ji and now Dad have passed away in a matter of 5 days,” the assertion additional added.

Milkha Singh’s golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh had earlier instructed PTI that the choice to hospitalise him was a precautionary measure.

“He has been hospitalised. He was weak and not eating since yesterday, so we had to hospitalise him. Though his parameters seemed alright, we thought it is safer to have him admitted where he would be under supervision of senior doctors,” Jeev had instructed PTI.

“He is under good care of doctors there. He is a strong man, always positive and will recover soon,” added the golfer, who reached Mohali on Saturday from Dubai after his father examined constructive.

Popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’, Milkha Singh made his identify within the monitor and discipline, profitable 4 gold medals on the Asian Games. He additionally received a gold on the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff.

He narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal, ending fourth on the 400m last of the 1960 Rome Games.

Milkha Singh completed the race in a time 45.73 seconds. It remained a nationwide report for almost 40 years earlier than Paramjeet Singh surpassed it in 1998.


Milkha Singh had additionally taken half within the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. He was conferred the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 1959.

(With PTI inputs)

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