Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh passes away on Friday June 18, 2021 in Chandigarh after a month-long battle with COVID-19 and his demise has left the entire nation saddened. On Sunday, 13 June 2021, Milkha Singh‘s 85-year-old wife Nirmal Kaur, who was infected by the virus, had passed away at a private hospital in Mohali. The Padma Shri awardee was 91 and is survived by his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters.
Tributes have been pouring in by politicians, sports person, Bollywood & Television Industry on the demise of legendary athlete. Television actors like Aly Goni, Sidharth Shukla, Shehnaaz Gill, Vindu Dara Singh, Surbhi Jyoti, Himanshi Khurana and others mourned the demise of the legendary athlete.
Popular ITV superstar & Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla mourned the demise of sprint legend Milkha Singh as he tweeted, ‘You were and will always be an inspiration Rip #MilkhaSinghJi‘. Punjabi singer-actress Himanshi Khurana wrote, ‘Deeply saddened at the demise of ‘Flying Sikh’ #MilkhaSingh ji. My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace‘.
Actor Vindu Dara Singh also payed tribute to legend Milkha Singh and shared a lovely picture with him. Vindu tweeted “Pride of India the ever smiling full of life #MilkhaSingh ji You will live on as legends never die ! #RIP‘. Singer-actress Shehnaaz Gill too expressed her grief on the demise of legendry athlete as she wrote, ‘Flying Sikh passes away. Sardar #MilkhaSinghJi RIP‘.
Have a look at the tweets right here:
You were and will always be an inspiration Rip #MilkhaSinghJi— Sidharth Shukla (@sidharth_shukla) June 19, 2021
Flying Sikh passes away. Sardar #MilkhaSinghJi RIP 🙏🏻— Shehnaaz Gill (@ishehnaaz_gill) June 19, 2021
RIP legend 💔 #MilkhaSingh— Aly Goni (@AlyGoni) June 19, 2021
Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh is a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and the 1958 Commonwealth Games champion but his greatest performance remains the fourth-place finish in the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics. He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959.