Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, 91, also known as ‘Flying Sikh’ is hit by Covid pneumonia and was admitted to a private hospital in Mohali.
Milkha was diagnosed positive for Covid-19 last week.
As per the hospital’s statement, “Mr. Milkha Singh was admitted at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, in the Intensive Care Unit on 24th May 2021 with Covid pneumonia. He is stable and presently on low flow oxygen and medical management.”
Earlier Milkha isolated himself at his residence in Chandigarh.
According to his wife Nirmal Milkha Singh, their cook who was with their family for 50 years was earlier tested positive for Covid-19.
Milkha Singh has been appealing to the people to work out daily during the lockdown while staying at home since the Covid-19 pandemic broke last year.
He also made a video in which he called upon people to stay indoors during the preventive lockdown to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Milkha Singh who won the first Commonwealth gold for India has been saying, “As a sportsman, I want to tell you with a humble request that you are staying indoors and for you, an exercise of 15-20 minutes is very necessary.”
Milkha’s son Jeev Milkha Singh is one of the top golfing icons in India.
A biographical sports drama film known as “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” was released in 2013 was based on Milkha’s life and actor Farhan Akhtar played the role of Milkha Singh in the Movie.