Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passes away
Bhubaneswar: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passed away Friday night at the age of 91.
The 1958 Commonwealth Games champion and 1960 Rome Olympian had contracted Covid-19 30 days ago and had lost his wife, the former Indian national women’s volleyball team captain Nirmal Milkha Singh five days ago.
Singh was admitted to a private hospital in Mohali on May 24. and had been discharged on May 30. He was admitted to the Covid-19 ward in the Nehru Hospital Extension at PGIMER on June 3 dafter his oxygen levels dropped. Singh had tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday this week and was shifted from the Covid-19 ICU to the medical ICU at PGIMER.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Singh’s death with a tweet on social media.