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Nirmal Kaur, wife of Olympian Milkha Singh succumbs to Covid-19

Nirmal Kaur, the former Indian women volleyball team captain and the wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, died at hospital in Mohali on Sunday due to complications related to (Coronavirus) Covid-19 infection.

Nirmal was 85 years old and is survived by her husband, a son, and 3 daughters.

A statement from the Milkha Singh family said, “We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mrs. Nirmal Milkha Singh passed away after a valiant battle against Covid at 4 p.m. today (13th June 2021).

Milkha Singh is also treated for Covid-19-related complications at the PGIMER here.

“Milkha Singh’s health is fine and improving, but he is still in the ICU,” said a spokesperson for the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Saturday.

Milkha Singh has been under the observation of a medical team comprising senior doctors of the institute since his hospitalization on 3rd June.

PGIMER Director Jagat Ram said in a statement, “Our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Mrs. Nirmal Milkha Singh after battling with Covid-19,”

He further said, “Widely known for her multiple achievements in the sports arena and her extensive philanthropic works, she will be fondly remembered for her accomplishments on and off the field,”


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