The legendary Indian sprinter Milka Singh passed away due to post Covid complications at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospital on Friday night in Chandigarh.
He had contracted Covid last month and battling with post covid complications. He was 91.
His wife Nirmal Kaul, former volley ball captain also died of Covid, just five days ago on June 13. She was being treated with fluctuating oxygen levels.
Popularly known as ‘India’s Flying Sikh’ he won four Asian gold medals. He also finished fourth in the 400m final at the Rome Olympics in 1960.
He represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959.