One of India's legendary athletes "Flying Singh" Milkha Singh passed away on June 18th after suffering from COVID-19 complications. Milkha Singh had recently tested negative for the coronavirus but passed away from post-COVID complications. His demise comes after the death of his wife Nirmal Kaur who also passed away due to COVID-19. The demise of the legendary athlete has sent a wave of discomfort across the nation. Several personalities took to their social media to pay their respects to the sprinter. Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Rahul Bose, Sunny Deol paid their respects and expressed their condolences.
Incredibly sad to hear about the demise of #MilkhaSingh ji. The one character I forever regret not playing on-screen!— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 19, 2021
May you have a golden run in heaven, Flying Sikh. Om shanti, Sir
Sunny Deol wrote,
The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched... An inspiration to me... an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 18, 2021
The nation will remember you & seek inspiration from your life forever.