Indian ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh passes away

Milkha Singh

The most successful track athletes of India, Milkha Singh, known as the “Flying Sikh”, has passed away at the age of 91 after a long battle with coronavirus pandemic.

According to media reports, Milkha Singh was tested positive for the novel coronavirus on May 20 and was shifted to Mohali hospital. His wife Nirmal Kaur also died due to coronavirus at the age of 85 earlier this week.

The news of his demise was revealed late Friday and so many celebrities and popular personalties of India have payed tribute to their national Hero.

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In a tweet, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “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.”

The Indian Flying Sikh has won 4 gold medal in Asian Games and remained as Champion in Common Wealth Games 1958 and Rome Olympion 1960. But he never fulfilled his dream of winning an Olympic medal.

The Indian film industry has also made a movie on his biography in 2013 called “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. Farhan Akhtar has played the lead role in the film

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