May 30, 2023
Milkha Singh To Be Cremated With Full State Honours

Milkha Singh died on Friday evening after a month-long battle with COVID-19.


Milkha Singh, one in all unbiased India’s largest sporting icons, who died of COVID-19 problems, can be cremated in Chandigarh on Saturday night with full state honours.

The Punjab authorities will even observe a day of state mourning within the wake of the passing away of the monitor and area legend.

“Have directed that late Milkha Singh Ji will be given a state funeral by our government,” Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted.

“Also, Punjab will observe one day of state mourning as a mark of respect to the departed legend,” the Chief Minister mentioned.

Amarinder Singh tweeted earlier,” Upset and saddened to hear of Milkha Singh Ji’s demise. It marks the end of an era and India & Punjab are poorer today.”

“My condolences to the bereaved family & millions of fans. The legend of the Flying Sikh will reverberate for generations to come. Rest in peace Sir!,” learn his tweet.

The cremation will happen at 5 pm, a spokesperson for the household, mentioned earlier.

The 91-year-old Milkha Singh died on Friday evening after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He had misplaced his former nationwide volleyball captain spouse Nirmal Kaur to the identical ailment.

The Padma Shri awardee, who was nicknamed ”The Flying Sikh” for his accomplishments, is survived by his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters.

Condoling Milkha Singh’s demise, Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Union Territory Administrator, VP Singh Badnore mentioned, “Extremely grieved at the demise of #Flying Sikh# Padma Shree#Milkha Singh Ji.”

“India has lost another precious life to #Covid. His contribution in the field of sports will be remembered forever,” Mr Badnore tweeted.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar mentioned India has misplaced an ideal athlete.

“Milkha Ji has left us but he will always inspire every Indian to shine for the country. ‘Flying Sikh” will always live in the hearts of the Indians,” Mr Khattar tweeted.

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