Chandigarh, June 19, 2021: Legendary Indian track and field sprinter, Milkha Singh has passed away on June 18 due to covid-19 complications. The four-time Asian Games gold medallist had tested positive for the covid-19 earlier, was shifted out of the Covid-ICU after being tested negative a couple of days ago.
While the family is yet to come to terms with the passing away of Milkha Singh's wife, 85-year-old Nirmal Kaur, who succumbed to Covid-related complications at a private hospital in Mohali on Sunday, the legendary athlete lost a valiant battle after developing fever and a dip in oxygen saturation level from Thursday night in the medical ICU of the PGI hospital.
On the demise of Milkha Singh, the sports fraternity led by Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, P.T. Usha, among others pay tribute to the 91-year old.