Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has passed away at the age of 91 due to post-COVID-19 complications. He was being treated at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh.
The four-time Asian Games gold medallist had tested positive for novel coronavirus last month.
However, a couple of days after returning negative and being shifted out of the ICU, Milkha’s condition started deteriorating as he developed complications, including fever and dipping oxygen saturation levels.
Following his demise, many past and present cricketers offered their condolences to the sporting icon.
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday took to his official Twitter handle and paid his heartfelt tribute to the veteran athlete.
“Rest in Peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh ji. Your demise has left a deep void in every Indian’s heart today, but you shall keep inspiring several generations to come,” Sachin wrote on the micro-blogging platform.
Tendulkar’s former teammate Virender Sehwag also condoled the death of Milkha Singh.
“The great man #MilkaSingh ji has left us in body, but the name Milkha will always live on as being synonymous with courage and will-power. What a man. My sincere condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” Sehwag tweeted.
Taking to his Twitter account, Suresh Raina wrote, “Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of legendary Milkha Singh Ji. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to friends & family.”
Besides Raina, the likes of Anil Kumble, Jasprit Bumrah, Pragyan Ojha, and many others also paid homage to the ‘Flying Sikh’.
Here’s see their Tweets