by NEWSNER , 2021-06-19 10:58:11
‘India lost a colossal sportsperson’: PM Modi mourns demise of track legend Milkha Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed deep condolences at the demise of track legend Milkha Singh and said India lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination.
Singh passed away at 11.30 pm on Friday night at the age of 91. He had tested positive for COVID-19 in May this year.
“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,” the Prime Minister Tweeted.
The former Indian sprinter had tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was in isolation at his home in Chandigarh before he was admitted to the ICU of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospital in Chandigarh.