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President, Prime Minister and other leaders expressed grief over the death of ‘Flying Sikh Milkha Sing’

Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh passed away at a local hospital in Chandigarh. Popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’, he was recently admitted to the hospital for the treatment of complications related to Corona. Friday night at 11.30. His death was confirmed in a statement by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on Friday.

The 91-year-old is survived by a son, ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters. Recently on June 13, his beloved wife said goodbye to the world. His wife Nirmal was a former India volleyball captain, she was 85, and she was also affected by COVID and related complications. Milkha was born in Lyallpur in undivided India and now Pakistan. His love with athletics began when he enrolled himself with the EME Corps of the Indian Army. Marking his words, Prof Ashok Kumar, Official Spokesperson of PGIMER said, "The legendary Indian sprinter Mr Milkha Singh was admitted to the ICU of PGIMER’s Corona Hospital on 3 June 2021 and was treated for Covid there till 13 June, when a Bahadur was put in place. Fighting with Covid, Milkha Singh ji tested negative.” The statement further said, "Due to post-Covid complications, he was shifted from Corona Hospital to Medical ICU. But despite all the efforts of the medical team, Milkha Singh ji could not be rescued from his critical condition and after a valiant fight he left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 pm. On 18 June 2021 at PGIMER here."

Meanwhile, the sports world condoled the demise of Milkha Singh and took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary athlete.

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