Milkha Singh who was also known as “flying Sikh” died due to COVID-19 complication just days after death of his wife former India volleyball Captain Nirmal Kaur.
NEW DEHLI: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-June 19th, 2021) Milkha Singh who was nicknamed as “Flying Sikh”, passed away on Friday.
He was 9.
Milkha Singh was one of the famous olympions in India.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “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,”.
He also said: “His inspiring personality endeared himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away.
He further wrote: “I had spoken to Shri Milkha Singh Ji just a few days ago. Little did I know it would be our last conversation. Several budding athletes will derive strength from his life journey. My condolences to his family and many admirers all over the world,”.
Sindh remained a popular figure in India and inspired a biopic titled “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" (Run, Milkha, Run) which was released in 2013.