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Milkha Singh Dies Due To Post-Covid Complications, PM Modi Leads Tributes




Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh died late on Friday night due to post-Covid complications. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to pay tribute to the ‘Flying Sikh’. “In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who 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 tweeted. Several other tributes also poured in for Milkha Singh from politicians, sportspersons, industrialists and others.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also mourned the legendary sprinter.

Milkha Singh had tested positive for COVID-19 and then suffered “Covid pneumonia”. Then after testing negative, he was being treated for post-Covid complications.

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