Celebs mourn the demise of Milkha Singh

Celebs mourn the demise of Milkha Singh

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh passed away on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19. His wife, Nirmal Kaur, who was a former national volleyball captain, also passed away recently due to the deadly virus. He was 91 years old and is survived by golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters. Soon, netizens took to their social media to mourn the loss of India’s ‘Flying Sikh’. Bollywood celebs like Raveena Tandon, Madhur Bhandarkar, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi, Mukesh Chhabra, Rohit Saraf, Farah Khan Ali and others expressed their grief through their respective social media accounts. Angad Bedi wrote, “Oh Waheguru #FlyingSikh,” while Madhur tweeted, “Sad to hear of the passing of #MilkhaSingh ji A great inspiration will always be in our hearts. #Om Shanti 🙏”

Sharing an old picture from their meeting, Raveena wrote, “It was an honor to meet you sir, you will always have a special place in the hearts of all of us! Whenever we need to be inspired, “Bhaag Milkhe Bhaag” is our ears. I will reverberate! Peace.”

Here’s what others have posted:

Mukesh Chhabra

Rohit Sarafi
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted, “With the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a great sportsperson who captured the nation’s imagination and held a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality Loved himself. Lakhs. Saddened by his demise.”

He added, “I spoke to Mr. Milkha Singh ji a few days back. Little did I know that this would be our last conversation. Many budding athletes will find strength from his life journey. My condolences to his family and many fans.” Sensation. Around the world.”

After a week of treatment at Fortis Hospital in Mohali, Milkha was taken to PGIMER on June 3 after the oxygen level at home decreased. He is a four-time Asian Games gold medalist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, but his greatest performance came fourth in the 400 m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics. He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was awarded the Padma Shri in 1959.

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Source: TOI

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