A professional Indian runner Milkha Singh Passed away.
At 91 the flying Sikh Milkha Singh Completes the race of life. Milkha Singh Dies due to Covid’19 complications on Friday night 18th June 2021
Death isn’t the opposite of life but a part of it. India lost one of the most famous sportspeople on Friday night 18th June 2021 due to COVID-19 related complications. The Flying Sikh with the greatest personality with flying colors. The cremation of the legendry athlete on Saturday was with full state honor.
And on the 18th of June 2021,” a statement read from the family. “He fought hard but God has his own ways. However, true love and companionship that our mother(Nirmal ji) and Dad(Milkha) have passed away in a matter of 5 days,”.
Captain Milkha Singh was laid on the pyre with a photo of his wife in his hands. The legend passed away 5 days after his wife of 57 years surrendered to the virus. and their love story will continue beyond this lifetime.
Therefore On June 19, Reuters (an international news agency founded in London) marks that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country had lost a “colossal sportsperson”, the death of Milkha Singh, one of the most famous Olympians, at the age of 91 on this Friday.
A track star and a great personality and above all an army man and a who demanded greatness from all those who represented India The professional Indian runner Milkha Singh was about to turn 92 this year on 20th November 2021. Milkha Singh (91) survived by a son and three daughters. Jeev Milkha Singh a famous Golfer the son of Milkha. Also read Hima Das: The Dhing Express!
The Flying Sikh Milkha Singh Achievements:
In addition, Sports was introduced to him at the Indian Army. The first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 400m division in 1958. He just missed out on an Olympic medal, finishing fourth at the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Games after that he represented India at the Olympics in 1956, 1960, and 1964. However, at the Asian and the Commonwealth Games Milkha Singh was the only athlete to win gold at 400 meters.
Mr. Milkha Singh’s body was brought to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to his address from where it was taken to the crematorium in a decorated vehicle. A contingent of 13th Battalion under the command of Commandant Jatinder Singh Khaira and DSP Sham Sunder, a contingent of CRPF and Chandigarh Police under the command of Inspector Daya Ram fired two volley shots as a mark of respect to the departed soul so The last respect to Mr.Singh Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh were there. Also read Former cricketer Dean Jones dies.
Respect in the memory of the legendary:
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stated a ‘Milkha Singh Chair’ at Sports University Patiala, in memory of the great athlete. At 91 the flying Sikh Milkha Singh Completes the race of life. Milkha Singh Dies due to Covid’19 complications on Friday night 18th June 2021
As a mark of respect to the Olympian the Chief Minister stated a state holiday and said the legacy of the great Indian runner would continue to live on in the hearts of the people.
The CM visited the Flying Sikh’s address at Chandigarh to pay the last respects to the famed sportsperson says his government will take care that Milkha Singh’s memory continues to inspire the younger generations. Milkha’s death was an huge loss to the whole nation and a sad moment for all, he added.
The statement of a national holiday by Prime Minister, Late Jawaharlal Nehru. When Milkha won against Pak champion Abdul Khaliq in Lahore(1960), the CM said in a deep voice, he wished he could have also announce a national holiday at the same, in addition Punjab would morn the legend with a state holiday, with flags flying at half gaff, he added.
DOB : 20 November 1929, (Govindpura, Pakistan)
DOD: 18 June 2021, (Chandigarh)
Spouse: Nirmal Saini (m. 1962–2021 )
Books: 1) The Race of My Life Children
Siblings: Ishvar Singh, Malkhan Singh
Why Milkha Singh as “The Flying Sikh”??
The win in Lahore (1960) was a memorable event for Milkha Singh, who had lost his family in Pakistan at the time of India’s split. Casually meeting with the media outside the athlete’s house Captain Amarinder said after the success of Pak President General Ayub Khan had nicknamed Milkha Singh as `Flying Sikh .