Mumbai: Former Indian Sprinter Milkha Singh, who examined constructive for COVID-19 on Might 20, handed away on Friday (June 18). He was 91. The 1958 Commonwealth Video games champion, fondly often called Flying Sikh, was admitted to the ICU on June 3 as a result of dipping oxygen degree. He died 5 days after the demise of his spouse Nirmal Milkha Singh.
A number of Bollywood celebs together with Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon, Mukesh Chhabra mourned Milkha Singh’s dying on social media and supplied condolence to his household. Priyanka recalled her first assembly with Singh and mentioned that she was touched by his humility.
“Warm and welcoming, you made our first meeting so so special. I have been inspired by your excellence, touched by your humility, influenced by your contribution to our country. Om Shanti #Milkha ji. Sending love and prayers to the family,” PeeCee’s tweet learn.
SRK mentioned that Milkha Singh’s legacy will stay unmatched and his presence will all the time be felt. King Khan posted a tweet that learn, “The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched… An inspiration to me… an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.”
Raveena re-tweeted a photograph with the legendary sprinter and mentioned that he’ll all the time have a ‘particular place in everybody’s hearts’.
“Had the honour of meeting you Sir, you will always have a special place in all our hearts ! Whenever we need to be inspired, “bhaag milkhe bhaag,” will resound in our ears ! Om Shanti,” Tandon wrote.
Rahul Bose wrote, “What a sad day for India, what a sad day for sport. In the long hours I spent with Milkha Sir I was always struck by his fierce determination and his even fiercer generosity. An inspiration, period. Rest in peace, Sir. We mourn deeply. Love to @JeevMilkhaSingh
and the family.”
‘Naagin 3’ actress Surbhi Jyoti tweeted, “Flying Sikh is no more. You were one of your kind. Rest in peace our hero.”
Musician Ankit Tiwari wrote, “The legendary flying sikh completed the final race of life. May his soul rest in peace. We will always be proud of him. Milkha Singhji India will miss you. Om Shanti.”
“Heartbreaking to heart the news of #MilkhaSingh ji’s demise. Rest in peace sir,” ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain’ fame Aashif Sheikh tweeted.
Milkha Singh’s Biopic
A movie based mostly on the lifetime of Milkha Singh, titled ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, was launched on July 12, 2013. Farhan Akhtar performed the titular function within the sports activities drama, which carried out nicely on the field workplace. Sonam Kpoor, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi and Prakash Raj had been seen in supporting roles within the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial.
‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ will full eight years of launch subsequent month.
Milkha Singh’s household issued a press release following his demise. “It is with extreme sadness that we would like to inform you that Milkha Singh Ji passed away. He fought hard but God has his ways and it was perhaps true love and companionship that both our mother Nirmal ji & now Dad have passed away in a matter of 5 days,” the assertion learn as quoted by ANI.
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