Milkha Singh passes away: India pays homage to ‘The Flying Sikh’

One of India’s greatest athletes, Milkha Singh, has died from Covid-related complications, aged 91.

Popularly known as “the Flying Sikh”, Singh won four Asian gold medals and finished fourth in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

In 2013, his story was turned into the Bollywood film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Run Milkha Run.

Singh’s wife, Nirmal Kaur, a former volleyball captain, also died with Covid earlier this week, aged 85.

Milkha died at Chandigarh’s PGIMER hospital on Friday night, less than a week after he lost his wife Nirmal Kaur, a former national volleyball captain, to the same ailment. He was 91 and is survived by his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters.

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