Legendary athlete Milkha Singh passes away at 91 after a long battle with Covid-19 complications

written by Ritika Nath | June 19, 2021

The legendary athlete Milkha Singh died on Friday after a a long battle with Covid-19. Milkha Singh turned critical on Friday evening when he developed complications due to fever and dipping of oxygen levels after getting recovered Covid.

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After contracting with Covid-19 last month, Milkha was tested negative on Wednesday when he was shifted to general ICU of the PGIMER hospital. The legendary athlete was admitted to PGIMER on June 3 after the complications of dipping the oxygen levels.
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Milkha Singh is a four-time Asian Games gold medalist and the 1958 Commonwealth Games champion but his greatest performance remains the fourth-place finish in the 400m final of the 1960 Rome Olympics.
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He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959. On Sunday, Milkha Singh’s wife Nirmal who has also been affected with Covid-19 passed away at a private hospital in Mohali.


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