Milkha Singh, “The Flying Sikh”, Dies From Post-Covid Complications. Milkha Singh, a legendary Indian sprinter, died on Friday as a result of post-Covid problems. He was in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research receiving treatment. On May 19, the 91-year-old tests positive for COVID-19 but was place in home isolation at his Chandigarh house after indicating that he was asymptomatic. However, on May 24, the famous athlete was take to the intensive care unit of Mohali’s Fortis hospital with “COVID pneumonia.” On June 3, he was transfer to PGIMER in Chandigarh.
His death occurred five days after his wife Nirmal died of complications related to the Covid procedure.
“With a great sadness that we inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away on June 18, 2021, at 11.30 p.m.,” his family stated in a statement.
“He battled valiantly, but God has his ways, and it is possible that genuine love and friendship contributed to our mother Nirmal Ji’s and now Dad’s deaths within five days,” the statement said.
He was “treat for Covid there till June 13th, when Milkha Singh Ji tests negative after a brave fight with Covid,” the hospital said in a statement.
“However, as a result of post-Covid problems, he was transferred from Covid Hospital to a medical intensive care unit. However, despite the medical team’s best efforts, Milkha Singh Ji was unable to be rescued from his severe condition and, after a valiant battle, he departed for his heavenly home at 11.30 pm on 18th June 2021 here at PGIMER “the statement was added.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, paid homage to the famous sprinter.
“We have lost a giant athlete in Shri Milkha Singh Ji, who captivated the nation’s imagination and held a particular place in the hearts of many Indians. His inspirational attitude won him the hearts of millions. Anguished by his demise, “PM Modi sent out a tweet.
“I just talked with Shri Milkha Singh Ji. I was unaware that this would be our last conversation. Numerous aspiring athletes will draw inspiration from his life experience. My condolences to his family and his legions of fans worldwide “‘.
June 18, 2021 — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
Milkha Singh, often known as the ‘Flying Sikh,’ made his mark in track and field, capturing four gold medals at the Asian Games. And also in the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games, he won a gold medal.
He barely missed out on an Olympic gold as he finished fourth in the 1960 Rome Games 400m final.
Milkha Singh crossed the finish line in 45.73 seconds. It held a national record for almost 40 years until being surpass in 1998 by Paramjeet Singh.
Milkha Singh also competed in the 1956 and 1964 Summer Olympics. He received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian accolade, in 1959.