Milkha Singh's story of struggle and strength will continue to inspire generations: President Ram Nath Kovind, other leaders condole death of Flying Sikh
Legendary Indian sprinter passed away aged 91 on late Friday due to post-COVID complications. As per the PGIMER, Chandigarh, the 'Flying Sikh' left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 pm.
Milkha Singh on June 18 passed away aged 91.
Legendary Indian sprinter died due to post-COVID complications.
Several leaders condoled the death of the Flying Sikh.
New Delhi: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passed away aged 91 on Friday (June 18, 2021) due to post-COVID complications. As per the PGIMER, Chandigarh, the 'Flying Sikh' left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 pm.
Following his death, tributes have been pouring in from all sections of societies with President Ram Nath Kovind saying that the passing of the sporting icon fills his heart with grief.
"The story of his struggles and strength of character will continue to inspire generations of Indians. My deepest condolences to his family members, and countless admirers," the President tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the passing away of Milkha Singh, the nation has lost a 'colossal sportsperson'. He also expressed that Singh had captured the nation's imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians.
"His inspiring personality endeared himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away," PM Modi said in a tweet.
He added that several budding athletes will derive strength from his life journey.