The demise of legendary athlete Milkha Singh has left Bollywood shocked and emotional. Apart from fans celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Deol, Taapsee Pannu, Rahul Bose, Raveena Tandon, Farhan Akhtar and others have paid tributes to sprinter and said that his life has inspired many individuals. Here are their tweets...
Milkha Singh passed away in a local hospital at 11.30 pm on Friday, said a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, where he was being treated for Covid-related complications. "Legendary Indian Sprinter Shri Milkha Singh ji was admitted in the ICU of Covid Hospital of PGIMER on 3rd June 2021 and was treated for Covid there till 13th June when after putting up a valiant battle with Covid, Milkha Singh Ji tested negative," said Prof Ashok Kumar, official spokesperson, PGIMER, in a media statement after Milkha Singh passed away.
"However, due to post-Covid complications, he was shifted out of Covid Hospital to medical ICU. But despite best of the efforts by the medical team, Milkha Singh ji could not be retrieved from his critical condition and after a brave fight, he left for his heavenly abode at 11.30 p.m. on 18th June 2021, here at PGIMER," the statement said.
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