Former Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, extensively considered Flying Sikh, handed away final evening ( June 18) at 11:30 pm. He was admitted to ICU on June 3 because of dipping oxygen degree. On May 20, he had examined constructive for COVID19. Six days in the past, on June 13, Milkha’s spouse Nirmal had handed away. A former India volleyball captain, she was 85, and she too was affected by Covid and associated problems. The unhappy demise of the legendary athlete has left a void in folks’s hearts. Many took to social media to specific their disappointment. Bollywood celebrities together with Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Raveena Tandon, Angad Bedi, Madhur Bhandarkar and others additionally prolonged their condolences on the death.
Bollywood famous person Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, “The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched… An inspiration to me… an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.”
Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Incredibly unhappy to listen to in regards to the demise of #MilkhaSingh ji. The one character I without end remorse not enjoying on-screen!
May you could have a golden run in heaven, Flying Sikh. Om shanti, Sir”
Raveena Tandon wrote, “Had the honour of meeting you Sir, you will always have a special place in all our hearts ! Whenever we need to be inspired, “bhaag milkhe bhaag,” will resound in our ears ! Om Shanti.”
Actor Farhan Akhtar had performed the function of Milkha singh within the latter’s biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which launched in 2013. It was directed by filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The movie chronicled the athlete’s struggles in his skilled and private life earlier than he went on to realize glory.
Angad Bedi wrote, “Oh waheguru” with damaged hearts whereas his spouse Neha Dhupia reposted his Instagram put up. On the other hand, Taapsee Pannu tweeted, “And he flew away.” Rahul Bose wrote, “What a sad day for India, what a sad day for sport. In the long hours I spent with Milkha Sir I was always struck by his fierce determination and his even fiercer generosity. An inspiration, period. Rest in peace, Sir. We mourn deeply. Love to @JeevMilkhaSingh and the family.”
PM Narendra Modi additionally condoled the death of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh. “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,” tweeted Modi minutes after Milkha’s death.
“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 additional wrote.
Meanwhile, Prof Ashok Kumar, official spokesperson of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) said, “Legendary Indian Sprinter Shri Milkha Singh ji was admitted in the ICU of Covid Hospital of PGIMER on 3rd June 2021 and was treated for Covid there till 13th June when after putting up a valiant battle with Covid, Milkha Singh Ji tested negative. However, due to post-Covid complications, he was shifted out of Covid Hospital to medical ICU. But despite best of the efforts by the medical team, Milkha Singh ji could not be retrieved from his critical condition and after a brave fight, he left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 p.m. on 18th June 2021.”
Milkha turned common when he clocked 45.6 seconds to complete fourth on the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. Until that point, it was the closest that an Indian athlete had come to profitable a person Olympic medal.