Indian runner Milkha Singh passed away on Friday at the age of 91. This information was provided to PTI by a family spokesman. A spokesman for the Milkha family said Milkha Singh died at around 11.30pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of India’s greatest runner, Milkha Singh, saying India has lost such a great player whose life continues to inspire emerging athletes.
PM Modi tweeted: “In the death of Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a great athlete who has taken a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. Millions of people loved him because of his inspiring personality. I am saddened by his demise. He wrote further, ‘I spoke to Mr. Milkha Singh Ji a few days ago. I didn’t know this was our last thing. Many emerging athletes take inspiration from their lives. My condolences to his family and their fans.
In the death of Mr. Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a huge sportsman who captured the imagination of the nation and held a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality was loved by millions. He was angry when he died. pic.twitter.com/h99RNbXI28
– Narendra Modi (arenarendramodi) June 18, 2021
Earlier, when informing about his health, the PGIMR Hospital said Friday evening that his condition was serious due to complications following Kovid-19. His oxygen level was low and he had a fever. Milkha Singh, who was infected with Kovid-19 last month, was tested negative on Wednesday, after which she was shifted from Kovid ICU to a normal ICU and a team of doctors was monitoring her health.
On Thursday night, he suffered from a fever and his oxygen level was low. He was infected with Kovid-19 last month. His wife Nirmal Kaur died on Sunday at a private hospital in Mohali while battling Kovid-19 infection. Milkha, a four-time Asian Games gold medalist, won the gold medal at the 1958 Commonwealth Games. His best performance was the fourth place in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He represented India at the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1959.