Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh breathed his last on Friday night. 30 days after he contracted with coronavirus and just five days after the demise of his wife Nirmal Milkha Singh who was 85-year-old, Flying Sikh passed away at PGIMER at the age of 91.
On May 30, Singh had been discharged before he was admitted to the Covid ward in the Nehru Hospital Extension at PGIMER on June 3 when his oxygen level started to dip. The former Indian athlete had tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday earlier this week and was shifted from the Covid ICU to the medical ICU at PGIMER.
He contracted the virus on May 20th after one of their family cooks tested positive for COVID-19 was admitted to a private Mohali hospital on May 24.
Milkha Singh was the champion in 1958 Commonwealth Games champion and 1960 Rome Olympian.
He has also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959