June 2, 2023

PM Modi mentioned a number of budding athletes will derive energy from Milkha Singh’s life journey (File).

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of dash legend Milkha Singh on Friday, and mentioned the nation has misplaced a colossal sportsperson who captured the nation’s creativeness and had a particular place within the hearts of numerous Indians.

The 91-year-old died at a hospital in Chandigarh after a month-long battle with COVID-19, throughout which he misplaced his spouse and former nationwide volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur to the identical ailment.

In a sequence of tweets, PM Modi mentioned, “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. Anguished by his passing away.”

“I had spoken to Shri Milkha Singh Ji just a few days ago. Little did I know that it would be our last conversation. Several budding athletes will derive strength from his life journey. My condolences to his family and many admirers all over the world,” he added.

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