Tributes have been pouring in for legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh who died on Friday aged 91 due to Covid-19 problems. A 3-time Olympian and Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Milkha Singh put Indian athletics on the world map wiith his efforts on the monitor.
Milkha Singh breathed his last 5 days after his spouse and former India volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur died due to Covid-19 ini Chandigarh. Milkha contracted the virus in May and was even discharged from a personal hospital in Mohali later within the month. However, he was readmitted to ICU of Covid Hospital of PGIMER on June 3. His situation had improved upon admission however his oxygen saturation ranges dipped earlier than he handed away on Friday.
Taking to social media, former India opener Virender Sehwag paid tribute to the legendary athlete and stated the title MIlkha is synonymous with braveness and will-power.
“The great man #MilkaSingh ji has left us in body, but the name Milkha will always live on as being synonymous with courage and will-power. What a man. My sincere condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” Sehwag wrote.
The nice man #MilkaSingh ji has left us in physique, however the title Milkha will all the time stay on as being synonymous with braveness and will-power.
What a person. My honest condolences to his household. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/AW2FbM3zg1
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 19, 2021
Track nice PT Usha took to social media and ship her conolence message and even posted pictures of younger athletes from her coaching college paying tribute to Milkha Singh.
“Dark clouds of sadness prevail with the demise of my idol and inspiration Milkha Singhji. His story of sheer determination and hard work inspired millions and will continue to do so. As a tribute to him, students of Usha School paid homage to the legend,” she stated.
Dark clouds of unhappiness prevail with the demise of my idol and inspiration Milkha Singhji. His story of sheer dedication and laborious work impressed hundreds of thousands and can proceed to accomplish that. As a tribute to him, college students of Usha School paid homage to the legend.
Rest in Peace ?? pic.twitter.com/mLBQQ2ge3v
— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) June 19, 2021
An enormous loss for the game of athletics right this moment. Rest effectively #MilkhaSingh ji.
— Anju Bobby George (@anjubobbygeorg1) June 18, 2021
Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju and former India spinner Anil Kumble have been among the many many who conoled the demise of Milkha Singh.
“Deeply saddened to hear the passing of Milkha Singh Ji. His legacy will live on a true legend and an icon. Condolences to his family and friends,” Kumble stated.
Deeply saddened to hear the passing of Milkha SinghJi. His legacy will stay on a real legend and an icon. Condolences to his household and associates.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 19, 2021
“India has lost it’s star. Milkha Singh Ji has left us but he will continue to inspire every Indian to shine for India. My deepest condolences to the family. I pray for his soul to rest in peace,” Kiren Rijiju wrote.
Badminton star Saina Nehwal stated and former India spinner Pragyan Ojha additionally took to social media to pay their tribute.
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 19, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear in regards to the demise of #MilkhaSingh ji. The man who impressed many like me, will all the time stay in our hearts. Our condolences to the household. #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/PBbJ37tas9
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 19, 2021
Milkha Singh, who overcame umpteen private struggles to attain the skies, is fondly remembered not only for his on-track achievements however for the grit and character he confirmed all through his life. Milkha Singh was orphaned throughout the partition and took to athletics after becoming a member of the Indian Army.
While his maiden Olympic look in 1956 led to disappointment, Milkha Singh roared again to type, successful the Asian Games gold medals in 200m and 400m in 1958. He additionally received the Commonwealth Games gold in the identical yr.
Milkha Singh is greatest remembered for his 400m race on the 1960 Rome Olympics, the place he grew to become the primary Indian male to attain the ultimate of an Olympic occasion. He was in entrance until the 200m mark however could not keep his lead and ultimately completed the race in fourth place.
His timing of 45.73 in that race grew to become the Indian nationwide report that stood for over 40 years. Milkha Singh was awarded the Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian honour.