New Delhi: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at his Chandigarh residence. The 91-year-old, popularly often known as Flying Sikh, is asymptomatic and claims to be in “high spirits”.
“A couple of our helpers earlier tested positive and so all the family members did the tests. Only I returned positive on Wednesday and I am surprised,” Milkha instructed PTI.
“I am fine and there is no fever or cough. My doctor told me I will be alright in three-four days. I did jogging just yesterday. I am in high spirits,” he added.
Not one of the different members of the family, together with Milkha’s spouse Nirmal Kaur, a former India volleyball captain, returned a constructive take a look at.
“I have been telling people that doing physical exercise and remaining healthy is very important during this COVID times. I am 91 but I have been doing exercise regularly,” Milkha stated.
“I have been keeping indoors except for this morning jogging and exercise. Though I was surprised to test positive, I hope to get over it soon.”
Milkha’s son and ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is in Dubai and stated he could be returning to the nation this week itself.
“I will be flying back home on Saturday,” stated Jeev.
“I have also undergone COVID test here, which is mandatory for travel and the report will come on Friday,” he added.
Nirmal Kaur stated that Milkha was checked by PGIMER medical doctors and so they have given requisite medicines.
About her husband contracting the an infection, she stated, “a cook, who had been with the family for the last 50 years, reported high fever a few days ago.”
“He used to mostly stay here, but occasionally he used to go to his village Kishangarh here. A few days ago he told our driver to check his temperature and he found him running a high fever.
“He had hid from us that he had been working a fever for the previous few days. He was despatched dwelling and examined constructive,” she said.
She said a couple of days before Milkha’s COVID test was done, he had told her about feeling slight weakness.
“This was the primary time in my life that he had complained of weak point and physique ache,” she stated.
The legendary athlete is a four-time Asian Video games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Video games champion however his best efficiency was the fourth place end within the 400m closing of the 1960 Rome Olympics.
His timing on the Italian capital remained the nationwide document for 38 years until Paramjeet Singh broke it in 1998.
He additionally represented India within the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959.