‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh dies of COVID-19

New Delhi, June 18(UNI) Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh died on Friday night from COVID-19 related complications in a Chandigarh hospital.

Singh was 91 and his death comes just five days after his wife Nirmal Kaur passed away due to COVID related complications.


Singh is survived by three daughters Dr Mona Singh, Aleeza Grover, Sonia Sanwalka, and son Jeev Milkha who is an ace golfer.

Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal Kaur had tested positive for COVID-19 last month.

Singh, a former Commonwealth Games gold medalist, was admitted to the ICU at the Covid-19 Hospital of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh due to dipping oxygen levels on June 3, just 4 days after being discharged from a Mohali hospital.

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