It’s very heartbreaking news is that Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh died at the age of 91 on June 18, 2021, due to Covid-19 complications. The condition of Milkha Singh was worsened after he had a fever and reduce his oxygen level. Nirmal Kaur (85), wife of Milkha Singh was contracted with Covid-19 also dead at a private hospital in Mohali on June 13, 2021, due to Covid-19 complications.
Milkha Singh was tested positive for Covid-19 on May 19, 2021, and he was in home isolation at his home in Chandigarh. After some days, he was admitted to the Fortis hospital at Mohali in ICU on May 24 due to Covid Pneumonia and then moved to PGIMER in Chandigarh on June 3.
Introduction – Captain Milkha Singh was also known as The Flying Sikh was an Indian sprinter. He was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army and awarded the Padma Shri for his achievements. Milkha Singh was the only athlete for winning the gold in 400 meters race at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. He represented India Summer Olympics in Melbourne in the year 1956, the Summer Olympics 1960 in Rome, and the Summer Olympics 1964 in Tokyo.
Personal Life – Milkha Singh was born on November 20, 1929, in Govindpura, a village 10km from Muzaffargarh city in Punjab Province British India, which is now Muzaffargarh District Pakistan. He was married to Nirmal Kaur in the year 1962. Nirmal Kaur was a former captain of the Indian women’s volleyball team in Ceylon in the year 1955. He had a son, the golfer Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters. He adopted son of Havildar Bikram Singh who was seven-year-old in the year 1999. Havildar Bikram Singh had died in the battle of Tiger Hill.
RIP Milkha Singh Sir