India’s great sprinter Milkha Singh has passed away. He breathed his last at the age of 91 at Chandigarh’s PGI Hospital. Four-time Asian Games gold medalist Milkha Singh was admitted to the hospital in May after being found corona positive.
This veteran, who made many records in track and field, is called Flying Sikh. Milkha Singh was admitted to PGI on June 3. Earlier he was undergoing treatment at home but was taken to the hospital due to low oxygen level. Although he came Corona negative on Wednesday. After this he was shifted from Covid ICU to normal ICU. But his condition had turned critical due to complications arising from the disease.
Under this, his oxygen level had decreased on Friday and fever came. Hospital sources had said that his condition had become critical.
After this, a statement also came from his family. It was said, ‘The day was a bit difficult for Milkha ji. But he is struggling with it. Earlier, his wife Nirmal Kaur died on June 13 at a private hospital in Mohali while battling Covid-19 infection. Kaur herself has been an athlete. She has been the captain of the Indian women’s volleyball team. Nirmal Kaur was married to Milkha Singh in the year 1962. They both have two children. One son, Jeev Milkha Singh, who is an Indian golfer. The other is his daughter, who is a doctor in America.
Milkha misses out on Olympic medal
Milkha Singh has won gold medal in Asian Games four times. He is also the champion of the 1958 Commonwealth Games. Then at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, he missed out on a medal by a small margin in the 400 meters and finished fourth. He also participated in the 1956 and 1964 Olympic Games. He received the Padma Shri award in 1959.