“Milkha Singh died at the age of 91; last night (June 18) due to post-Covid complications. Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and other Bollywood celebrities along with prime minister took to social media to pay their last respects to the legendary Indian athelete”
The Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passed away late Friday night due to post-COVID-19 complication. The 91-year-old athelete had tested coronavirus positive on May 19 and was home quarantined at his Chandigarh residence. The legend was tested asymptomatic, however, on May 24 he was admitted to the ICU of Fortis Hospital, Mohali due to COVID pneumonia. His death came five days after his wife Nirmal Milkha Singh, who also died due to post-COVID-19 complications.
On the sad demise of the legendary Milkha Singh the entire nation shocked. However, PM Narendra Modi, the sports fraternity and several Bollywood celebrities, including Farhan Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Chhetri, paid tributes to ‘The Flying Sikh’ on their social media handle.
The PM Modi through his twitter handle paid tribute as he tweeted, “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 him to millions. Anguished by his passing away.”
Moreover, In another tweet, PM added, “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.”
Moreover, Farhan Akhtar, who featured in his biopic Milkha Singh, dropped a long note expressing his shock, love and respect towards the legendary athlete. Through his Instagram, he wrote, “A part of me is still refusing to accept that you are no more. Maybe it’s the stubborn side I inherited from you.. the side that when it sets it’s mind on something, just never gives up. And the truth is that you will always be alive. Because you were more than a large hearted, loving, warm, down to earth man.”
Apart from him , many other prominent personalities through their social media pour condolences to the legendary sprinter.